Deniz Perin has an MFA in Poetry from San Diego State University. Her work and translations from Turkish have appeared in various national and international literary journals, including the Atlanta Review, The New Review of Literature, Poetry International, Transcript, and Words Without Borders. In 2007, she was a recipient of the Anna Akhmatova Fellowship for Younger Translators. Her translations of Nazim Hikmet’s poetry can be found in the Ecco Book of International Poetry (Harper Collins, 2010). She teaches literature and writing at the University of San Diego. BOA Editions published her translation of poet Ece Temelkuran’s Book of the Edge in 2010.