Alexis Levitin has published forty-seven books in translation, mostly of poetry from Brazil, Portugal and Ecuador. His most recent books are poetry collections from Brazil: Gazing Through Water by Astrid Cabral and Mapping the Tribe and Consecration of the Wolves by Salgado Maranhao. Some of those translations appeared in two of LALR recent issues. He has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Translation fellowships, and has held positions as a Fulbright Professor in Porto and Coimbra, Portugal, Guayaquil, Ecuador, and Florianopolis, Brazil. He has been awarded translation residencies at the Banff International Translation Center, at the European Translators Collegium in Straellen, Germany (twice) , and at the Rockefeller Study Center in Belagio, Italy. He is a retired SUNY Distinguished Professor. On March 24th, 2020, he began to write his own short stories in response to the isolation and fear of the coronavirus pandemic and as an attempt to redeem his time. So far eleven of these stories have been accepted in magazines such as Rosebud, Bitter Oleander, Gavea-Brown, Agon, and the American Chess Magazine.