Allison Grimaldi Donahue

Allison Grimaldi Donahue is a writer and translator whose work has appeared in places like Words Without Borders, Electric Literature, Gramma Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Dead King Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue and VersoDove. In 2016 she published her chapbook Body to Mineral with Publication Studio Vancouver. She has been an NEA Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center and a Bakeless Fellow at the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference. She is fiction editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse and associate editor for translations at Anomaly. She is a PhD candidate at the European Graduate School and teaches writing at John Cabot University, Rome. She is currently working on a book of essays.


[I worked with death in my heart for a month] by Franca Mancinelli, translated by Allison Grimaldi Donahue

    “I worked with death in my heart for a month.” And eyes overflow at the thought of nights when on the other side of the bed a river was blocked slow with garbage. And then in deep sleep a giant dock reconnected life with four bridges. For twenty […]