Aditi Machado

Aditi Machado

Visiting Writer-in-Residence
PhD, University of Denver
MFA, Washington University in St. Louis
research interests:
  • American & Translation Anglophone Poetry and Poetics
  • Translation
  • Long-Form Poetic Composition
  • The Sentence
  • Writing Landscapes

contact info:

office hours:

  • Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 - 3:30 pm
    and by appointment

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1122
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Aditi Machado is a poet, translator, and scholar whose research is presently concerned with money, epiphany, and histories of the lyric in the global west.

Machado’s debut poetry collection Some Beheadings received the Believer Poetry Award in 2018. Her second book, Emporium, is forthcoming in Fall 2020. She is the author of several chapbooks and has translated French-Moroccan writer Farid Tali’s hybrid novel Prosopopoeia into English. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in Lana Turner, Jacket2, Volt, The Rumpus, Western Humanities Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, and the Iowa Review, among many other journals

From 2011 to early 2019, Machado was the Poetry Editor of Asymptote, a leading journal of translation. She has served on juries for the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award, and remains actively engaged in conversations surrounding the circulation of translated and multilingual poetries.

As the Visiting Writer-in-Residence, Machado teaches advanced poetry workshops as well as seminar courses on the craft of poetry or of translation.


Some Beheadings, Nightboat Books, 2017 (The Believer Poetry Award, 2018):

Farid Tali, Prosopopoeia, translation from the French, Action Books, 2016:


Prologue | Emporium, Garden-Door Press, 2018

This Touch, Belladonna*, 2018

Route: Marienbad, Further Other Book Works, 2016

The Robing of the Bride, Dzanc Books, 2013 (The Collagist Chapbook Prize, 2012)

Selected Interviews

“A conversation between poet-grammarians,” Jacket2, 2018

“Is Poetry Untranslatable? Ask Aditi Machado,” Chicago Review of Books, 2018.

“Aditi Machado in conversation with Zack Anderson,” American Microreviews & Interviews, 2018