Jody Gladding is a poet and translator. She has published five full collections of poems: I entered without words, the spiders my arms, Translations from Bark Beetle, Rooms and Their Airs, and Stone Crop. Her work has appeared widely in magazines, including Poetry, Orion, Ecopoetics, and Ploughshares. She has translated forty books from French, including Every Minute Is First, a posthumous collection of French poet Marie-Claire Bancquart; Geneviève Damas’s If You Cross the River; Jean Giono’s Serpent of Stars; and Pierre Michon’s Small Lives, which won the Florence Gould and French-American Foundation Translation Prize. A former Stegner Fellow, she has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Yale Younger Poets Prize, and Centre National du Livre de France Translation Grants. Her work also includes site-specific installations that explore the interface of language and ecology. She has taught in various writing programs, including Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Vermont.