Alexis Almeida grew up in Chicago. Her recent poems, translations, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, The Offing, Gulf Coast, Folder, Essay Daily, and elsewhere. Her long poem, I Have Never Been Able to Sing, is forthcoming from Ugly Ducking Presse, and her translation of Roberta Iannamico's Wreckage is just out from Toad Press. Her translation of Marina Yuszczuk's Single Mother is forthcoming from Spork Press, and her translation of Dalia Rosetti's Dreams and Nightmares is forthcoming from Les Figues. She is the recent recipient of a Fulbright research fellowship to Argentina, and has received awards and residencies from Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, the Center for Book Arts, Bread Loaf, and the Banff Center. She has served on the editorial board of Asymptote and The Elephants, and is currently putting together, with many other translators, an anthology of contemporary female poets living in Argentina. She lives in Providence, where she teaches and makes broadsides for 18 Owls Press.