April 18, 2005

Alexis Levitin

Alexis Levitin is an English Professor at SUNY-Plattsburgh, upstate New York and translator of Portuguese to English. He has published 22 books of translations, mostly Portuguese poetry, including Portugal’s best known and most popular living poet, Eugenio de Andrade.

Levitin has won two National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowships, as well as receiving a Fullbright and Rockefeller Foundation residency. He has done numerous readings and is an engaging speaker on the art of translation and the beauty of Portuguese poetry.