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Aditi Machado is a poet and translator. Her books include Some Beheadings (Nightboat, 2017; recipient of The Believer Poetry Award 2018) and a translation, from the French, of Farid Tali’s Prosopopoeia (Action, 2016). She is also the author of the chapbooks Prologue | Emporium (Garden-Door, 2018), This Touch (Belladonna*, 2018), Route: Marienbad (Further Other Book Works, 2016), and The Robing of the Bride (Dzanc, 2013).

Her writing is engaged with landscape, haptic imagery, historical prosodies, and translation. Originally from Bangalore, India, presently she lives in Saint Louis, USA, where she is the Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Washington University. During her residency at the VAR program, she plans to work on her second poetry manuscript, Emporium, which reimagines the silk route as a twenty-first-century journey of eroded market desires. She also hopes to rejuvenate previous commitments to thinking with the landscape here on the American west coast, to which she has never been until now.