Anna Deeny

Massachusetts, United States

Member Since: 01/13/2013

 ANNA DEENY MORALES (Washington, DC, 1973) works on topics related to Latin American literatures of the 20th and 21st centuries, poetry and philosophy, comparative North/South literatures and translation. Her translations of Raúl Zurita’s works include Purgatorio (UC, Press, 2009), Dreams for Kurosawa (arrow as aarow press, 2012), and Sky Below, a volume of selected works forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in 2016. Her translation of Mercedes Roffé’s Linternas flotantes was published by Shearsman Press in 2015. Translations of poetry by Alejandra Pizarnik, Gabriela Mistral and Idea Vilariño were published in Pinholes in the Night, an anthology of Latin American Poetry, selected by Zurita and edited by Forrest Gander (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). Deeny has also published translations of poetry by Nicanor Parra, Marosa di Giorgio, Amanda Berenguer, Malú Urriola, among others, in anthologies and journals such as The Paris Review, Mandorla, BOMB, and The Harvard Review Online. Deeny received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley and teaches at the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University. Currently she is writing a book about sound dissent, translation and Latin American poetry.





  • Sky Below, Selected Works by Raúl Zurita (Editor and Translator) , Northwestern University Press, Forthcoming 2016
  • Floating Lanterns by Mercedes Roffé (Translator and Introduction) , Shearsman Press (July 2015)
  • Dreams for Kurosawa by Raúl Zurita (Translator and Introduction) , Arrow as Aarow Press (April 2012)
  • Purgatory, A Bilingual Edition, by Raúl Zurita (Translator and Afterword) , University of California Press (November 2009)


  • Lecturer at History and Literature, Harvard University (September 2005 - May 2014)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at Catholic University of America (August 2014 - July 2015)
  • Adjunct Professor at Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University (September 2015 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in Latin American Literature from University of California, Berkeley (December 2009)

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