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Lupita Eyde-Tucker writes and translates poetry in English and Spanish. Born in New Jersey, she spent her teenage years in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She's the winner of the 2019 Betty Gabehart Prize for Poetry, a Fellow at The Watering Hole, and was selected by Monika Sok as a finalist in Columbia Journal's Fall Contest. Her poems and translations appear in Nashville Review, SWIMM, The Florida Review, Asymptote, Columbia Journal, Raleigh Review, and are forthcoming in The Arkansas International, Yemassee, Chautauqua, Pilgrimage and Waccamaw. Her chapbook, Creek Lover, was published in October 2019.
Lupita is currently translating two collections of poetry by Venezuelan poet Oriette D'Angelo. A recipient of Katherine Bakeless Nason Scholarships for both the Bread Loaf Translators and Environmental Writers Conferences, she will be a Staff Scholar at Bread Loaf Translators Conference in June 2020. This fall she will pursue an MFA in Poetry at the University of Florida. Lupita and her husband live in Florida, where they homeschool their children.
Winning Entry: Ode to la Conquista
Contest Won: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2019, Honorable Mention, Margaret Reid