Jen/Eleana Hofer is a poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, facilitator, and urban cyclist. They live on unceded Tongva land in Los Angeles, where they teach writing and translation, work as Sins Invalid’s Language Justice Coordinator, and do language justice advocacy and organizing. They have received support from many entities, including CantoMundo, the Academy of American Poets, the City of Los Angeles, the NEA, and PEN American Center. Hofer publishes with numerous small independent presses and in various DIY and DIT incarnations. A few of their ultratranslations and writings about translation can be accessed on the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog and in the “trans positions” series at Jacket2. Excerpts from their most recent project unremembering are available to read at Map Magazine.
Jen/Eleana Hofer is co-convening the Ultratranslation study group for Ultradependent Public School (2023).