Hilary Vaughn Dobel

poet, writer, translator

“The Moon” in VPH’s Top 10 for 2015

Read about it and the other poems here.

‘Nine Coins’ in Diario de Cuba!

Read more here. En español.

Nine Coins in World Literature Today’s Notable Translations of 2015

See the full list here.

5 Pintado Translations in Circumference: Poetry in translation

“And I have known the horror that blinds and bewilders

with the image of the other: a shadow that persists in me,

a creature of the night gone to pieces in the night. “

Click here to read more!

On Translating Carlos Pintado’s “Mudras” for Poetry Society of America


“I am a poet; I am a translator. It is something else entirely to be both of those things at once…”

Read more here.

Pintado Translation in New York Times Magazine

The Moon” selected by Natasha Trethewey for the New York Times Magazine.

From my forthcoming translation of Nine Coins (Akashic Books, 2015) by Carlos Pintado, winner of the 2014 Octavio Paz Prize.


Image credit: R. O. Blechman for the New York Times.

Four Poems in Blunderbuss Magazine

Read them here!


“Kids These Days” in Boston Review

Read it here!


“It’s Not Science, But It’s About to Be” in the new Sixth Finch

Read the poem here!

Sixth Finch

Review of Matt Rasmussen’s Black Aperture

Up now on Parnassus: Poetry in Review!


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