Jennifer Adcock

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Jennifer Adcock is a Mexican-born, Scotland-based poet and translator working in English and Spanish. Under the pen name ‘Juana Adcock’, her work has appeared in publications such as Magma Poetry, Shearsman, Structo, Gutter, Glasgow Review of Books, Asymptote, and Words Without Borders, as well as several anthologies, and she has taken part in numerous literary festivals and events internationally. Her first poetry collection, Manca, explores the anatomy of violence in Mexico and was named by Reforma’s distinguished critic Sergio González Rodríguez as one of the best poetry books published in 2014. In 2016 she was awarded a Scottish Artists Fellowship to complete a writing residency at the Leighton Colony in Banff Centre, and was named one of the ‘Ten New Voices from Europe’ by Literature Across Frontiers.