Samantha Zighelboim


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Samantha Zighelboim is the author of The Fat Sonnets (Argos Books, 2018). She is a 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellow in Poetry, a recipient of a Face Out grant from CLMP, and the co-recipient of the 2016 John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize in Translation from The Poetry Foundation. Samantha’s poems, translations and essays have appeared in POETRY, Boston Review, LitHubThe Guardian, and PEN Poetry Series, among others. She lives in New York City, and teaches creative writing and literature at Rutgers University and The New School.  


Select List of Recent Publications:

The Fat Sonnets (Argos Books, 2018)

Two Poems, Boston Review
Three Poems, TheFanzine
Two Poems, Springhouse Journal
One Poem, Sixth Finch
One Poem, Spiral Orb

(co-translated with fellow Writers House instructor Julia Guez)
One Poem by Luis Chaves, POETRY
One Poem by Luis Chaves, The Guardian
Three Poems by Luis Chaves & Translator’s Note, Circumference

In Their Own Words, Poetry Society of America
A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim, BOMB
A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim, BOMB

View her CV here.