Chus Pato is one of Europe's greatest contemporary poets, and an indispensable force in Galician and Spanish culture. All five books of the pentalogy Decrúa (Delve), translated by Erín Moure, have appeared in English: Flesh of Leviathan (Omindawn, 2016), Secession (BookThug, 2014), Hordes of Writing (Shearsman Books, 2011, m-Talá (Shearsman/Buschekbooks, 2009), and Charenton (Shearsman Books, 2007). The original Hordes of Writing in Galician received the Spanish Critics' Prize in 2008 and the Losada Diéguez Prize in Galicia in 2009. In 2013, the Galician Booksellers' Association fêted Pato as Author of the Year. In 2015, she became the first Galician poet to be recorded for the sound archives of the Woodberry Poetry Library at Harvard University. Her work has been translated into Dutch, Bulgarian, Polish, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish, and French, among other languages.