Valzhyna Mort is the author of Factory of Tears and Collected Body (Copper Canyon Press). She is a recipient of a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, Poetry’s Bess Hokin Prize, an Amy Clampitt Fellowship, and the Gulf Coast Prize in Translation. Born in Minsk, Belarus, she teaches at Cornell University and writes in English and Belarusian. Her most recent book in Belarusian came out in Minsk in 2017.
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