Jen Hofer

is a Los Angeles based poet, translator, interpreter, teacher, knitter, bookmaker, public letter writer, and urban cyclist. Her most recent books are the homemade chapbook Lead & Tether (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011); Ivory Black, a translation of Negro marfil by Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press, 2011); a series of anti war manifesto poems titled one (Palm Press, 2009); sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a translation from Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions, 2008); The Route, a collaboration with Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2008); and lip wolf, a translation of lobo de labio by Laura Solórzano (Action Books, 2007). Recent poems and translations have appeared in Aufgabe, Mandorla, Or, out of nothing, and TRY. She teaches at CalArts, Goddard College, and Otis College, and works nationally and locally as a social justice interpreter. She is a founding member of the City of Angels Ladies’ Bicycle Association, also known as The Whirly Girls.