Hilary Vaughn Dobel

poet, writer, translator

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!

Microreview of Brenda Shaughnessy’s Our Andromeda

Microreview of Brenda Shaughnessy’s Our Andromeda

Out now on the Boston Review website. 

2 New Poems in The Cortland Review #62

Read “Tinnitus” and “Poem Without Sun” here.

Image credit: Eileen Horwitz, Venice Blue

On Brenda Shaughnessy in the Boston Review

My micro-review of Brenda Shaughnessy’s Our Andromeda is out now in the January/February 2014 Boston Review (print edition only).

Read more in the online edition here.

“Epistle” in Mid-American Review #34.1

See more about this issue here.


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