Rain of the Future by Valerie Mejer
Valerie Mejer is a poet, essayist, translator and painter. As an artist she has been part of diverse poetic collaborations among which are two books by Antonio Prete: Menhir and L’imperfection de la Lune, Los Boteros de la Noche by Raúl Zurita and Ligatures by Forrest Gander. Her poetry books include Geografías de Niebla, Esta Novela Azul, Ante el Ojo del Cíclope, and two recent titles, de la ola, el atajo and Cuaderno de Edimburgo published in Spain by Amargord Editions. Action Books will bring out a second collection of her poems in English translation, This Blue Novel, in 2015. Mejer was a featured writer for Poetry Foundation's Harriet in 2013. Her poems in English have appeared in Poetry London, American Poetry Review, Fascicle and Nimrod. She is the recipient of two FONCA grants, the Spanish Government’s International Award “Gerardo Diego 1966,” and a grant from Sistema Estatal de Creadores to translate the Australian poet Les Murray.