Rika Lesser is a poet, translator, educator, and Guild-Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. The author of four books of poems, she has also published sixteen translations of poetry or fiction for readers of all ages, among them works by Göran Sonnevi and Gunnar Ekelöf from Swedish, and Rainer Maria Rilke and Hermann Hesse from German. Her honors include the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, the Academy of American Poets' Landon Poetry Translation Prize, two NEA Translation Grants, and two Translation Prizes from the Swedish Academy. Her translation of Elisabeth Rynell's Night Talks will appear later this year from World Poetry Books.
photo credit: Göran Sonnevi