Marci Vogel

Marci Vogel is a California-born poet, writer, and translator. She is the author of Death and Other Holidays (Melville House Press, 2018), winner of the inaugural Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella and translated into French  as La Mort et autres jours de fête (Éditions do, 2020). Her debut poetry collection, At the Border of Wilshire & Nobody, was awarded the inaugural Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize and selected for musical score by Brazilian composer, Renato Goulart.

The recipient of a Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, Vogel’s poetry, prose, translations, and cross-genre inventions have appeared in such publications as ZYZZYVASeneca ReviewWaxwing, and Jacket2, and include the translation-focused commentary series A Poetics of the Étrangère. Vogel’s writing has been recognized with grants and residencies by the Fondation Ténot, the Napa Valley Writer’s Conference, the Community of Writers, and North Street Collective. She has been invited for readings and talks at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, the University of Strasbourg, Kelly Writers House, the University of Pennsylvania, the School of Beaux-Arts in Tours, France, and the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

A first-generation scholar, Vogel holds a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Southern California, where she currently serves in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and the University of the Future.

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  1. […] Marci Vogel joined us in mid-September from L.A. She recently moved from her home of 24 years to the Village Green neighborhood of Los Angeles. The area has a lot of green space and trees and Vogel says she feels fortunate to have landed there, especially during this strange time. A poet, writer and translator, Vogel collects and recently began writing on typewriters. As part of her position at the University of Southern California, Vogle receives a research budget that is typically used for travel, but as there aren’t many opportunities to travel at present, she has used her budget to have typewriters from far-flung places like Italy travel to her. To hear more about her experience working on a typewriter and more, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Marci Vogel joined us in mid-September from L.A. She recently moved from her home of 24 years to the Village Green neighborhood of Los Angeles. The area has a lot of green space and trees and Vogel says she feels fortunate to have landed there, especially during this strange time. A poet, writer and translator, Vogel collects and recently began writing on typewriters. As part of her position at the University of Southern California, Vogle receives a research budget that is typically used for travel, but as there aren’t many opportunities to travel at present, she has used her budget to have typewriters from far-flung places like Italy travel to her. To hear more about her experience working on a typewriter and more, listen to the complete interview. […]