Rebecca Gayle Howell has published poems and translations in Ecotone, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, and storySouth. Her awards include a poetry fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center and a Jules Chametzky Prize in Literary Translation. Library Journal chose Howell's translation of Amal al-Jubouri's Hagar Before the Occupation/Hagar After the Occupation (Alice James Books) as a 2011 best book of poetry. Hagar was also a finalist for the Best Translated Book Award (BTBA). Howell's collection Render/ An Apocalypse was selected by Nick Flynn for the 2012 Cleveland State University Poetry Center's First Book Prize. Her homeplace is Lexington, Kentucky.