Alexandria Giardino is a writer and translator. Her work includes My Life with Pablo Neruda (Stanford UP, 2004), and “La Scarlettina,” a short story included in the collection Birthed from Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War (Fulcrum, 2008). Her essays and interviews have appeared in The Village Voice Literary Supplement, Marie Claire (in Spanish), Discovery, American Poetry Review, and on air at KQED. As a ninth-generation Californian, Alex’s family history provides inspiration for much of her work. She has also lived in Mexico and Chile and has traveled to more than forty countries. Alex received residencies from the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation. She holds an MA from Mills College and an MFA from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. Alex lives with her family in Northern California, where she regularly teaches writing classes.