K.B. Thors is a poet, educator, and translator from rural Alberta, Canada. Her debut poetry collection Vulgar Mechanics was published by Coach House Books in fall 2019. Her translation of Stormwarning by Icelandic poet Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir won the American Scandinavian Foundation Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize and was nominated for the PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation. She's also the Spanish-English translator of Soledad Marambio's Chintungo: The Story of Someone Else (Ugly Ducking Press). Winner of the Vallum Poetry Prize and an Arc poem of the year finalist, her poems and essays have been published across Canada, the U.S., and U.K.. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Teaching Fellow in Poetry, before teaching at Manhattan's Fashion Institute of Technology, the Nordic Language Institute, and the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.
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