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Anselm Hollo (b. 1934), the author of more than thirty books, was born in Helsinki, Finland and worked as a writer and Finnish translator in Germany, Austria, and London until the late '60s. He has lived in the U.S. since 1967, publishing original poetry titles and teaching creative writing and literary translation at SUNY Buffalo, The University of Iowa, and other universities.
Hollo has translated fiction, plays, and poetry from the German, French, Swedish, and Finnish. For his translation of contemporary Finnish poet Pentii Saarikoski's Trilogy, Hollo received the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. His other honors are a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, two grants from The Fund for Poetry, the Government of Finland's Distinguished Foreign Translator's Award, and others. In 1999 La Alameda Press published his collection of prose Caws & Causeries around Poetry and Poets. Hollo lives in Colorado, where he is Associate Professor in the Graduate Writing and Poetics Department at the Naropa Institute in Boulder.