Ani Gjika

Ani Gjika is the author and translator of eight books and chapbooks of poetry. Her translation of Luljeta Lleshanaku’s Negative Space won an English PEN Award and was shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize, the PEN America Award, and Best Translated Book Award. She was a 2011 Robert Pinsky Global Fellow at Boston University and a 2019 Pauline Scheer Fellow at GrubStreet. Her memoir, An Unruled Bodywinner of the New Immigrant Writing Prize, is forthcoming from Restless Books (2023).

  • A Different Origin

    When the snake in Eden approached Eve

    He was a tall man on the edge of the couch