Allison A. deFreese


Allison A. deFreese is a translator and poet living in Portland, Oregon. She has translated works by María Negroni, Carmen Iriondo, Karal Marrufo, Luis Chitarroni, Amado Nervo, Ovsaldo Bossi, and other Latin American poets and writers.

A National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellow, Allison is conference chair for the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters and teaches in the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley’s virtual Master of Arts in Spanish Translation and Interpreting Program.

Of course, she is not only a translator, but a gifted poet in her own right, and we'd recommend her book Nurdles & Other Poems from Finishing Line Press.