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becka Becka Mara McKay

Becka Mara McKay teaches translation and creative writing at Florida Atlantic University. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington and an MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa, where she also received a PhD in comparative literature. Her first book of poems, A Meteorologist in the Promised Land, will be published by Shearsman Books in early 2010. Her translation, from the Hebrew, of the novel Laundry by Suzane Adam was published by Autumn Hill Books in 2008. She has received awards and grants from the Seattle Arts Commission and the American Literary Translators Association, and a Witter Byner Poetry Translation Residency. She has published her work in American Letters & Commentary, ACM, Third Coast, the Iowa Review, Hotel Amerika, Rhino, Natural Bridge, Rattapallax, and elsewhere.

praise

Lunar Savings Time

Blue Has No South

Laundry by Suzane Adam

A Meteorologist in the Promised Land

other

Interview with Becka at eXchanges

Interview on 2 and 2

Ten Short Pieces at Words without Borders

from Laundry at Words without Borders

review of Laundry at Three Percent

review of Laundry at Words without Borders