Jody Gladding is a poet and translator. She has published four full collections of poems: the spiders my arms, Translations from Bark Beetle, Rooms and Their Airs, and Stone Crop. Her work has appeared widely in magazines, including Poetry, Orion, Ecopoetics, and Ploughshares. She has translated thirty books from French, including Geneviève Damas’s If You Cross the River, Jean Giono’s Serpent of Stars and Pierre Michon’s Small Lives, which won the Florence Gould and French-American Foundation Translation Prize. A former Stegner Fellow, she has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Yale Younger Poets Prize, and Centre National du Livre de France Translation Grants. Her work also includes site-specific installations that explore the interface of language and ecology. She has taught in various writing programs, including the Vermont College of Fine Arts and, now, the low-residency MFA programs in poetry and translation at Drew University. She lives in Vermont.