Christian Hawkey is a writer & translator living in Brooklyn, New York, & in Neukölln, Berlin. In both cities he teaches for the Department of Writing at Pratt Institute. He is currently co-translating with Marouane Zakhir a second book by the Moroccan philosopher Abdessalam Benabdelali, Hosting the Stranger. His own poetry has been translated into over a dozen languages. He is the author of VENTRAKL (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) and CITIZEN OF (Wave Books, 2007).