Kaitlin Rees

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Contributor and Guest Editor

Kaitlin Rees was born in Wampsville and has been windily between New York and Hanoi since 2011. With Nhã Thuyên she found AJAR, a small bilingual publishing press with an online journal and a poetry festival. Her translations of Nhã Thuyên’s poetry have been published in various literary spaces, with one full-length collection, words breathe, creatures of elsewhere (Vagabond Press, 2016). Her ongoing poetic artwork of compiling fragments of an infinite dictionary was exhibited at Zalaegerszeg, Hungary in 2015 and in the hutongs of Shanghai, China in 2016. She is the recent recipient of the PEN/Heim Translation Grant 2017 and currently at work translating one bestseller and one bestfriend.


  • Issue #46 (September 2019) Writing Vietnam: Guest Editor [forthcoming]
  • Issue #34 (December 2016): With Cloud Parts [Read]
  • Issue #34 (December 2016): Make Our Voices Heard Together: Poetry in Its Community [Read]