Yvette Siegert is a poet, translator, and critic. She is the author of Atmospheric Ghost Lights, selected by Monica Youn for the 2021 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Award. Her work has received support from CantoMundo, Ledbury Poetry Critics, Macondo, Bread Loaf, Arts Council England, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Visible Communities programme at the National Centre for Writing. Her translation of Alejandra Pizarnik’s late work, Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962–1972 (New Directions, 2016), won the Best Translated Book Award. She lives in Birmingham, and is currently reading for a doctorate in Spanish American literature at Merton College, Oxford. She was one of the three winners of the inaugural James Berry Poetry Prize in 2021, and her first book-length collection is published by Bloodaxe Books in 2025.
Author photo: Cyril Closset