Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet,
translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter,
book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of
the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena, which currently has a
large-scale installation on view at Blaffer Art Museum at
University of Houston.
Her latest translations include the chapbook En las
maravillas/In Wonder (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2012) and
Ivory Black, a translation of Negro marfil by
Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press 2011).
Her latest homemade books include Denotative Skies (DIY
edition, 2013) we do not see what we do not see (DIY
edition, 2013), When We Said This Was A Space, We Meant We Are
People (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2013), and Shroud: A
Piece Of Fabric Sewn To A Piece Of Paper By Way Of A Map
(collaboration with Jill Magi, DIY edition, 2013).
Her work is available from a range of small presses, including
Action Books, Atelos, Dusie Books, Insert Press, Kenning Editions,
Litmus Press, Little Red Leaves (Textile Series), Palm Press,
Subpress, and Ugly Duckling Presse.
She teaches poetics, translation and bookmaking at CalArts and