Yvette Neisser (Moreno)
Yvette Neisser (Moreno) is a poet, translator, and literary advocate. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Foreign Policy in Focus, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetic Voices Without Borders, and the forthcoming "The New Promised Land: An Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poets." She co-translated with Patricia Bejarano Fisher South Pole/Polo Sur by María Teresa Ogliastri (Settlement House, 2011) and edited Difficult Beauty by Luis Alberto Ambroggio (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009). She has given readings and presentations at the Library of Congress, the Embassy of Argentina, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Busboys and Poets, and Fall for the Book Festival (George Mason University), and has been featured on the public radio program "The Poet and the Poem." With a specialization in the Middle East, she has worked as an international program coordinator, writer, editor, and translator, and has taught at various institutions, most recently at The George Washington University, Catholic University, and The Writer's Center. Her book reviews and articles on poetry and translation have appeared in the Palestine-Israel Journal, The Montserrat Review, POST NO ILLS, and elsewhere. She is on the programming committee of Split This Rock Poetry Festival and is the founder of the DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT). In 2012, she was the first runner-up for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award sponsored by Poets & Writers. Raised in California and New Jersey, she lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and two children.