Wendy Call is author of the award-winning nonfiction book No Word for Welcome. She is co-editor of the craft anthology Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide and also the new, annual Best Literary Translations anthology. She translated (from Spanish and Isthmus Zapotec) In the Belly of Night and Other Poems, by Irma Pineda, as well as poetry collections forthcoming from publishers Deep Vellum and Milkweed. Working as an editor and educator, she lives in Seattle, on Duwamish land, and in Oaxaca, on Mixtec and Zapotec land.
On a rainy winter evening, seventy people jammed into a Seattle recording studio to listen to poetry by Irma Pineda, who had traveled from her hometown of Juchitán, Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Continue reading