Anna Deeny Morales
Anna Deeny Morales was born in Washington D.C. and grew up between Puerto Rico and her native city. She earned a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches in History and Literature at Harvard. She works on topics related to Latin American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, poetry and philosophy, comparative North/South literatures and translation. Deeny Morales has translated several collections of Raúl Zurita's poetry, including Purgatory (University of California Press, 2009), Dreams for Kurosawa (arrow as aarow press, 2012), and Sky Below (Northwestern University Press, 2016). Other translations include Floating Lanterns by Mercedes Roffé (Shearsman Press, 2015) as well as her translations of Alejandra Pizarnik, which were included in Pinholes in the Night (Copper Canyon Press, 2015). 

Deeny Morales has also published translations of poetry by Gabriela Mistral, Idea Vilariño, Nicanor Parra, Marosa di Giorgio and Malú Urriola in journals such as The Paris ReviewBOMB, and Harvard Review. Before earning her PhD, she worked in theater and collaborated as a dramatist with the contemporary dance and theater company, Il Balletto di Spoleto. Her plays, La straniera and Tela di ragno, have been performed in Italy and Spain. Currently Deeny Morales is writing a book about the poetic structures of solitude and history in Latin America.