Legna Rodriguez Iglesias was born in Camaguey, Cuba in 1984, and now lives in Miami. She works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, children's books and theatre. She won the 2011 Premio Iberoamericano de Cuentos Julio Cortazar and the 2016 Premio Literario Casa de Las Americas, in theatre. Her poetry titles include Hilo + Hilo, Dame Spray, Transtuce, Chicle (ahora es cuando) and the dual language collection, Miami Century Fox (Akashic Books, US, 2017), winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Paz Prize for Poetry. Her other titles include the novels Las analfabetas, Mayonesa bien brillante, and Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog frances, as well as the short story collection No sabe/no contesta. A dual language Spanish-English selection of her poems, Un cuerpecito son muchas partes / A little body are many parts, translated by Abigail Parry and Serafina Vick, was published in 2019 by Bloodaxe Books and the Poetry Translation Centre.
The Poetry Translation Centre gives the best contemporary poems from Africa, Asia and Latin America a new life in the English language, working with diaspora communities for whom poetry is of great importance. By fostering creative collaborations between poets and translators, the PTC produces high-quality translations that extend the audience for international poetry.