Albanian-born writer Ani Gjika is the author and literary translator of eight books and chapbooks of poetry, among them Bread on Running Waters, a finalist for the 2011 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and most recently, An Unruled Body: A Poet’s Memoir, winner of Restless Books’ 2021 New Immigrant Writing Prize. Her translation from the Albanian of Luljeta Lleshanaku’s Negative Space won an English PEN Award and was shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize, PEN America Award, and Best Translated Book Award. She is a graduate of Boston University’s MFA program where she was a 2011 Robert Pinsky Global fellow, and GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator program, where she was a 2019 Pauline Scheer Fellow. Gjika has taught creative writing, literature, and ESL at various universities in the U.S. and Thailand, and currently teaches English Language and Literature to second language learners at Framingham High School in Massachusetts.


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