Ani Gjika

ani-gjikaAni Gjika is an Albanian-American poet, literary translator, and author of Bread on Running Waters (Fenway Press, 2013), a finalist for the 2011 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and 2011 May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize. A native of Albania, Gjika moved to the U.S. at age 18 and earned an MA in English at Simmons College and an MFA in poetry at Boston University. Her other honors include awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, the Banff Centre International Literary Translators Residency and the Robert Fitzgerald Translation Prize. Gjika’s own poetry appears in Seneca Review, Salamander, Plume, From the Fishouse and elsewhere. Her translations from the Albanian appear in World Literature Today, Ploughshares, AGNI Online, Catamaran Literary Reader, Two Lines Online, From the Fishouse and elsewhere.




-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “Self-Portrait in Woven Fabrics” (poetry). The PLUME Anthology of Poetry 4, Forthcoming, Summer 2016.

-Vehbiu, Ardian. “Selections from Bolero” (prose). Forthcoming in “InTranslation”, The Brooklyn Rail, Spring 2016.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “First Week of Retirement” (poetry). Plume, December, 2015.

– Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “I Came, I Saw, I Left” (poetry). Catamaran Literary Reader, Fall 2015.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “Tobacco” (poetry). Ploughshares. Spring 2015.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “The End of Summer” (poetry). Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art. Spring 2015.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “Mine, Yours” (poetry). The PLUME Anthology of Poetry 3. MadHat Inc., March 2015.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “January 1st, Dawn”, “The Railway Boys”, “Acupuncture”, “Children of -Morality”, “The Dead Are Watching Us”, “Live Music” (poetry). PLUME, February 2015.

-Gjika, Julia. “Prayer” (poetry). Gobshite Quarterly. Spring 2015.

-Tufa, Agron. “Orpheus” (poetry). Gobshite Quarterly. Spring 2015.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “Fishermen’s Village”, “Via Politica” (poetry). PLUME, October 2014.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “Negative Space”, “History Class”, “According to Index” (poetry). World -Literature Today, November 2014.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “Used Books” (poetry). From the Fishouse, Fall 2014.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “Small-town Stations” (poetry). AGNI Online, June 2014.

-Gjika, Julia. “In Conversation with Myself” (poetry). Two Lines Online. Center for the Art of Translation, March 2011.

-Gjika, Julia. “Memories”, “The Red East” (poetry). 236 Magazine. Issue 3, Winter 2012.

-Hysa, Mimoza. “War in Iraq” (prose). 236 Magazine, Issue 3, Winter 2012.

-Selmani, Shpetim. “Untitled” (poem). Poetry Parnassus Exhibition, Polip – International Poetry Festival of Prishtina, Kosovo, 2012.

-Lleshanaku, Luljeta. “Flashback 3” and seven other poems. 3:AM Magazine, May 2011.

Kola, Lisandri. “I Didn’t Even Wish You Mother’s Day”. 2010.


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