Marilyn Hacker is the award-winning author of many collections of poems, including Desesperanto, published by W.W. Norton in 2003, and First Cities: Collected Early Poems 1960-1979 (also 2003).
She has won many poetry prizes and literary awards including the National Book Award.
Some of her translations from the French are: Claire Malroux’s A Long-Gone Sun (2000) and Birds and Bison, also by Claire Malroux (2004). She has translated four works of Vénus Khoury-Ghata – Here There Was Once a Country (2001) and She Says (2003), House on the Edge of Tears (2004) and Nettles (2008), all published by Graywolf Press, USA.
She lives in New York and Paris, and teaches at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a contributing editor of Banipal.