Dr. Becka McKay

Florida, United States

Member Since: 09/01/2007

Becka Mara McKay directs the Creative Writing MFA at Florida Atlantic University, writes poetry, and translates Hebrew poetry and fiction. Publications include A Meteorologist in the Promised Land (Shearsman, 2010), Laundry (Autumn Hill, 2008), Blue Has No South (Clockroot, 2010), Lunar Savings Time (Clockroot, 2011). Kaleidoscope (Mosaic Press, 2014). She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has received grants and awards from the Seattle Arts Commission and the American Literary Translators Association. 


  • A Meteorologist in the Promised Land , Shearsman (2010)
  • Laundry (translation) , Autumn Hill (2008)
  • Blue Has No South (translation) , Clockroot (2011)
  • Lunar Savings Time (translation) , Clockroot (2012)
  • Kaleidoscope (translation) (2014)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing--Poetry from University of Washington
  • Master of Fine Arts in Literary Translation from University of Iowa
  • Doctoral Degree in Comparative Literature from University of Iowa