Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City and spent her childhood in Paris. She is the author of *On the Nature of Position and Tone* (Field Press, 2012), *The Perforated Map* (Shearsman Books, 2011), and *Remembrance of Things Plastic* (LRL-e Editions, 2010). She won the 2010 Robert Fagles prize for her translation of *The Rest of the Voyage* by Bernard Noël, which was published by Graywolf Press in 2011. Her essay “The Perforated Map, and Writing the Unknown” appeared in 2012 in *Transatlantica; Revue d'études américaines/American Studies*. She is the recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and her chapbook, *Atmosphered*, is forthcoming from Oystercatcher Press in the U.K.. She teaches in the McGhee Division at New York University, as well as in the Stonecoast MFA program, and with Poets & Writers in New York City.