Bio (full)

Anna Moschovakis is the author of the novel Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love, forthcoming in August 2018. Her books of poetry include the James Laughlin award-winning You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This, a “best of 2016” pick at BOMB, Entropy, and The New Yorker. Her translations from the French include Albert Cossery’s The Jokers, Annie Ernaux’s The Possession, and Bresson on Bresson. Educated at U.C. Berkeley, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Bard’s interdisciplinary Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, she currently teaches in the MFA programs at both Pratt Institute and Bard.  She has received grants from the Howard Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts and The Fund for Poetry, and residency fellowships from Headlands Center for the Arts, Writers OMI and The Edward Albee Foundation. In 2009 she was the recipient of an apexart “outbound” residency to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and in 2016 she was Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry at U.C. Berkeley. She is a longtime member of the Brooklyn-based publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse, and she co-founded Bushel, a collectively run art and community space in Delhi, NY, near where she primarily lives.

Nylon Magazine calls Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love “a brilliant, visceral, sensual examination of the condition of being a woman, and the inherent struggles related to identity and authority that exist for all of us.”

Writing in The Volta, MC Hyland notes in They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This “an especially lucid formulation of the problem of point of view for the avant-garde writer, or the first-world writer, or the writer working from a position of educational, social, or economic privilege. By describing the limits inscribed by this position rather than naturalizing its effects, Moschovakis suggests the possibility of an ethics of perceptual clarity.”