Author: Ellen Hinsey
Ellen Hinsey is the author of nine books of poetry, essays, dialogue and literary translation. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Illegal Age, which explores the rise of authoritarianism, was chosen as UK's Poetry Book Society's fall 2018 Choice. Her essays on democracy in Central and Eastern Europe are collected in Mastering the Past: Reports from Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe (Telos Press, 2017). Her book-length dialogue with Lithuanian poet and dissident Tomas Venclova, Magnetic North, explores post-war culture and ethics under totalitarianism and was finalist for Lithuania's Book of the Year. Hinsey's other volumes of poetry include, Update on the Descent, which draws on her experience at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, The White Fire of Time and Cities of Memory, which received the Yale Series in poetry Award. Her work has appeared in publications The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Irish Times, Der Tagesspiegel, and Poetry. She is currently a visiting professor at the University of Göttingen.