Discipline: Literature – translation

Mira Rosenthal

Discipline: Literature – translation
Region: Los Osos, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2009, 2021

Mira Rosenthal is the author of The Local World, winner of the Wick Poetry Prize, and Territorial, a Pitt Poetry Series selection that she finished writing at MacDowell in 2021. Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and residencies at Hedgebrook and The Banff Center. Her work appears regularly in such journals as Poetry, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Guernica, Harvard Review, New England Review, A Public Space, and Oxford American. Her translations of Polish poetry include Krystyna Dąbrowska’s Tideline and Tomasz Różycki’s Colonies, which she worked on at MacDowell in 2009. Colonies went on to win the Northern California Book Award and was shortlisted for numerous other prizes, including the International Griffin Poetry Prize and the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize. She has taught creative writing, literature, and translation at various universities, including as a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell College and as a Fulbright Scholar at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. She is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Cal Poly.

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

To the Letter (Poetry Collection (translation))



Mira Rosenthal worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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