Alissa Valles is a translator of Polish literature and a poet. Her debut poetry collection was Orphan
Fire, and she edited and co-translated Zbigniew Herbert’s Collected Poems: 1956–1998
as well as his Collected Prose: 1948–1998
. She has contributed to Polish Writers on Writing
and New European Poets
. She is a recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and the Bess Hokin Prize. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.