David Shook lives in Los Angeles, but grew up in Mexico City before studying linguistics in Oklahoma and poetry at Oxford. His poems and translations have appeared in magazines like Poetry, PN Review, and World Literature Today. Wasafiri nominated his poem “Mutt Ghazal” for the 2012 Forward Prize. His translations of Mario Bellatin’s Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction and Victor Teran’s The Spines of Love will appear in late 2012. Shook is the Translator in Residence of the Poetry Parnassus, where he will premiere his poetry film Kilometer Zero, recorded secretly in Equatorial Guinea. He directs Phoneme Books.
|David Shook, shortlisted for the MHPP 2012|