Our Masthead


Elina Alter

advising editors

Michael Barron
Elizabeth Clark Wessel
Daniel Lefferts
Sam Ross
Samuel Rutter

art director
podcast editor

Montana Ray

founding editors

Stefania Heim
Jennifer Kronovet

advisory board

Susan Bernofsky
Jennifer Grotz
Mark Krotov
Idra Novey
Eliot Weinberger
Jeffrey Yang

Circumference is a biannual journal of poetry, translation and international culture. We believe translation is a vital part of public and artistic discourse. In print and online, we publish new translations of poetry, drama, and essays, particularly—but not exclusively—from contemporary authors. We’re interested in interviews and dialogues between artists and thinkers of all stripes, and in profiles and other projects that shed light on literary and artistic praxis around the world.

Circumference is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (nyfa), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.