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Egan Garr

Egan is a poet, translator, and the founder of Versal, a small press in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They are the author of two chapbooks, 'Terrane' (MIEL, 2015) and 'The Preservationist Documents' (Pilot Books, 2012). Poems have appeared in 'Bat City Review', 'The Canary', 'Always Crashing', 'Barzakh', and others, and their writings on the literary economy have been anthologized in 'Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine' (Atticus Books, 2013) and 'Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century' (Milkweed Editions, 2016). Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Egan lives in Amsterdam, and has been active in the international literary community for over 20 years.

Egan’s aim as a translator is to broaden the profile of Dutch and Flemish poetry in the US. They have translated work by Simone Atangana Bekono, Astrid Haerens, Iduna Paalman, Merel van Slobbe, Esohe Weyden, and several other contemporary and up-and-coming poets. Commissions have included Poetry International Festival, Poëziecentrum (for Versopolis), and the Jan van Eyck Academie.