Jen Hofer is an LA-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, and urban cyclist. She publishes with small independent presses, including Action Books, Atelos, belladonna, Counterpath Press, Kenning Editions, Insert Press, Les Figues Press, Litmus Press, LRL Textile Editions, NewLights Press, Palm Press, Subpress, Ugly Duckling Presse, and in various DIY/DIT incarnations. Jen teaches at Otis College of Art + Design and at Occidental College, and does cross-language work supporting community groups in creating effective bilingual and multilingual spaces. To learn more about Jen’s work, please read this recent poem or this recent essay about translation. Image: Jen Hofer introducing bilingual space in the ALOUD Series at LAPL at "Rebellion! Public Art and Political Dissent; Oaxaca in L.A.," part of Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A. By Gary Leonard.
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