Poet, translator, and editor Joshua Edwards was born on the island of Galveston, Texas. He earned his MFA from the University of Michigan. His collections of poetry include Campeche (2011), which includes photographs taken by his father, the photographer Van Edwards; Imperial Nostalgias (2013); and Castles and Islands (2016). He is also the author of a photobook, Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa, and his translation of Mexican poet María Baranda’s Ficticia (2010) was nominated for a Northern California Book Award.
Edwards is director and coeditor of Canarium Books, a small press devoted to publishing innovative poetry and translations. He was a Fulbright grantee, a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University, and he received a fellowship from the Akademie Schloss Solitude. He lives with his family in Chicago and West Texas.