A number of poems by Ani Gjika (Poetry 2010) have just been featured on Fishousepoems.org, an online audio archive of emerging poets. Her translations will also appear there, under this page, sometime in the next few days. Congratulations, Ani!
Fishouse also features an audio question-and-answer section with Ani. In one of the questions for the Q & A section, Ani mentions an assignment Robert Pinsky gave to her MFA class: to create a personal anthology of her own favorite poems. This, Ani says, was one of the most meaningful things she did at BU.
Born and raised in Albania, Ani Gjika moved to the U.S. at age 18 and studied poetry writing at Simmons College and Boston University. She is the recipient of a 2010 Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and winner of a 2010 Robert Fitzgerald Translation Prize. Her first book, Bread on Running Waters (Fenway Press, 2013), was a finalist for the 2011 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and 2011 May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize. Gjika’s poems and translations have appeared in Seneca Review, Salamander, Silk Road Review, Caesura, Linebreak, 3:AM Magazine, Two Lines Online, and elsewhere.