J. Mae Barizo and Jesper Andreasson — Ö — translated by J. Mae Barizo and Jesper Andreasson


Jesper Andreasson was born in Stockholm. His fiction and poetry appears in AGNI, Coda Quarterly, GMR, and elsewhere. Nominated for the James Kirkwood Literary Prize, he received his MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. He lives in London.

Born in Toronto to Filipino immigrants, J. Mae Barizo is a poet, essayist and multidisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of poetics, media and performance. She is the author of two books of poetry, The Cumulus Effect (Four Way Books, 2015) and Tender Machines (Tupelo Press, 2023). Her work has been anthologized in books published by W.W. Norton, Atelier Editions and Harvard University Press. An advocate of cross-disciplinary work, she has collaborated with artists such as Salman Rushdie, Mark Morris and the American String Quartet. She is also the recipient of fellowships and awards from Bennington College, Mellon Foundation, Critical Minded, Jerome Foundation and Poets House. Recent writing appears in Poetry, Ploughshares, Esquire, Los Angeles Review of Books, Paris Review Daily, Boston Review, BookForum, among others. She is on the faculty of The New School and lives in New York City.