Catherine Hammond holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Arizona State University; and a Master of Liberal Studies degree, also from ASU. Her translations of the Spanish poet Olvido García Valdés appear as a center chapbook, House Surrounded by Scaffold for Mid-American Review. García Valdés won Spain’s Premio Nacional 2007 with her book Y todos estábamos vivos. Hammond’s other translations from this book and also from the Spanish include poetry in Cerise Press, Drunken Boat, Field, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Metamorphoses, Seneca Review, Salt River Review, Two Lines Online, and Words without Borders. As a poet in her own right, Hammond has three Pushcart nominations and has contributed poetry to Chicago Review, The Laurel Review, Yellow Silk, North American Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mississippi Review, Puerto del Sol, Jacaranda Review, Passages North, ONTHEBUS, and many other national magazines. She has been a runner-up for the “Discovery” The Nation poetry prize four times. Her poetry has been anthologized in Fever Dreams: Contemporary Arizona Poetry (University of Arizona Press) and in Yellow Silk II (Warner Books).