Cecilia Rossi was born in Buenos Aires. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University and a PhD in Literary Translation from the University of East Anglia. She has taught literary translation at MA level at both Middlesex University and the University of East Anglia, where she still teaches.
Her original poetry has appeared in various journals such as New Welsh Review and Poetry Wales, as well as
anthologised in The Pterodactyl’s Wing
(Parthian, 2003). Her translations of
Alejandra Pizarnik’s poetry into English have won various awards, including First Prize in the John Dryden Translation Competition and a commendation in the Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation, and have appeared in Comparative Criticism, Modern Poetry in Translation, and Alejandra (Syracuse University Press).
In 2010 her Selected Poems of Alejandra Pizarnik were published by Waterloo Press, as well as Men and Women Alone / Solos y solas by Tamara Kamenszain and Night Watch / Ronda de Noche by Ana Becciú.