K.T. Billey’s poetry collection VULGAR MECHANICS (seeking publication) was a finalist for the 2015 Pamet River Prize from YESYES books. Now a finalist in the Poets Out Loud Prizes, it is being rendered into Spanish by poet Soledad Marambio, whose acclaimed translation of Anne Carson's "The Glass Essay" was published in 2015. Originally from rural Alberta, Canada, Billey won Vallum's 2015 Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in journals such as CutBank, Denver Quarterly, The New Orleans Review, Prelude, and she was recently featured in Lambda Literary’s Poetry Spotlight. An Assistant Editor for Asymptote, she translates from Icelandic and Spanish and was recently a Teaching Fellow in Poetry at Columbia University.