Ellen Doré Watson has published five collections of poems, most recently, Dogged Hearts (Tupelo Press, 2010). Ladder Music (2002) was a New York/New England Award winner from Alice James Books. Her translations include three books from the Brazilian Portuguese of Adélia Prado, The Alphabet in the Park: The Selected Poems of Adélia Prado (Wesleyan University Press, US, 1990), for which she was awarded an NEA Translation Fellowship, Ex-Voto (Tupelo Press, US, 2013), and The Mystical Rose: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, UK, 2014), which combines the translations from the first two US volumes. The Winter 1999 issue of Modern Poetry in Translation features contemporary Palestinian poetry she co-translated from the Arabic with Saadi Simawe. She is the director of The Poetry Center at Smith College, and Lecturer in the English Department, where she teaches Reading Contemporary Poetry. She is a poetry editor for The Massachusetts Review, and a member of the Alice James Books Cooperative Board.
Books by Ellen Doré Watson