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Inara Cedrins

Translator, Latvian
Inara Cedrins is an American artist, writer, and translator. In 1998 she went to China to learn to paint on silk and remained for five years, teaching, writing, and lecturing on art at Tshinghua University and Peking University in Bejing, before relocating to Riga, Latvia. There she started the literary agency The Baltic Edge, and taught Creative Writing at the University of Latvia. She has edited several anthologies and special issues of Latvian, Baltic, and Chinese poetry in the United States, and published two chapbooks and one full collection of her own poetry, including Fugitive Connections, which was published in 2007 by the Virtual Artists collective. Her poems, stories, and translations have appeared in many journals and magazines worldwide, including The North American Review, Chelsea, Prairie Schooner, Kansas Quarterly, Rhino, Atlanta Review, Absinthe, The Minnesota Review, and many others. (Photo credit: image courtesy of Circumference)