K.B. Thors is the author of Vulgar Mechanics (Coach House Books). Their translation of Stormwarning (Phoneme) by Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir won the American Scandinavian Foundation’s Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize and was nominated for the 2019 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation. Her follow-up translation, Herostories, is forthcoming from Deep Vellum in 2023. Born and raised in Treaty 6/7 cowboy country in what’s also known as Alberta, Canada, Thors is now in Los Angeles writing a historical western series about gender diversity on the frontier.