Rika Lesser is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Questions of Love: New & Selected Poems. She has translated sixteen collections of poetry or fiction for readers of all ages, among them works by Göran Sonnevi, Gunnar Ekelöf, Claes Andersson from the Swedish, Rafik Schami, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Hermann Hesse from the German. Her most recent poetry translation is of Elisabeth Rynell's NIGHT TALKS (World Poetry Books, 2019). Her honors include the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets, a Fulbright Commission fellowship, two NEA Translation Grants, and two Translation Prizes from the Swedish Academy. She shared the 2014 Greek National Translation Prize for The Brazen Plagiarist by Kiki Dimoula with co-translator Cecile Inglessis Margellos.