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John Oliver Simon

Translator, Spanish
John Oliver Simon is a poet, educator, artist, and translator. He is a board member of California Poets in the Schools. In 2013, he was named the River of Words Teacher of the Year by former Poet Laureate Robert Hass. His translations of contemporary Latin American poetry have been featured in Poetry Flash, American Poetry Review, and Zyzzyva. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist’s Fellowship by the California Arts Council and an NEA Fellowship in Translation for his translations of Gonzalo Rojas. (Photo credit: courtesy of the translator)