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Carolyn Tipton

Translator, Spanish
Carolyn Tipton teaches in the Fall Freshman program at the University of California, Berkeley. Her first book of translations of the poetry of Rafael Alberti, To Painting (Northwestern University Press), won the National Translation Award. It was also a finalist for the P.E.N. West Award in Literary Translation and was selected by Poet Laureate Robert Hass for Poet’s Choice (first a column in the Washington Post, and later an anthology published by Ecco Press). Her second book of translations of the poetry of Alberti, Returnings: Poems of Love and Distance (White Pine Press), was awarded the Cliff Becker Translation Prize. (Photo credit: image courtesy of the translator)