Kristin Dykstra is a writer, literary translator, and scholar. Her translation of Amanda Berenguer’s collection, The Lady of Elche, is forthcoming from Veliz Books in early 2023. Dykstra is principal translator of The Winter Garden Photograph, by Reina María Rodríguez, Winner of the 2020 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation and Finalist for the National Translation Award. She co-edited Materia Prima, a team-translated anthology featuring Berenguer that was a Finalist for the 2020 Best Translated Book Award. Her translation of a fine art broadside, Rito Ramón Aroche’s Andamios / Scaffoldings, was published by Red Hydra Press. Previously she translated numerous editions of contemporary Cuban poetry by Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Flores, Ángel Escobar, Marcelo Morales, and others. Dykstra’s own poems appeared recently in Lana Turner 13 and 15, Seedings, Almost Island, Clade Song, The Hopper; and bilingually in La Noria, El Nieuwe Acá and Distropika (tr. Escaja), and Acrobata (tr. F. Martins). Her recent translations and reviews appeared in a variety of venues, some of which are Astra, The Chicago Review, Big Other, Latin American Literature Today, The Common, Two Lines, and The Rumpus.