SALEM — Salem State University Professor Kristine Doll was recently awarded the Homer European Medal of Poetry and Art at the Yale Club in New York City.
Established in Brussels, Belgium, in 2016, the Homer European Medal is a juried award celebrating artistry and literature, for which Doll was awarded the Chamber of Medal on May 17.
Doll, who received her doctorate in Hispanic studies from Brown University, is one of five Americans to have received the Chamber of Medal. She was nominated by poet, publisher and Homer Laureate winner Stanley H. Barkan for her distinguished services as an original poet and translator of Catalan and Spanish Poetry.
Doll is professor of world languages and cultures at Salem State. Her collection of original poetry publications, as well as translation works, is extensive and she has been published in eight countries, including Australia, Spain and Romania.
Her second book of poetry, “The Light of Ordinary Days,” which showcases her recent poetry in English and several of her translations from Catalan, is in press. Her poem “My Friends,” which is included in this collection, was nominated for the American Pushcart Prize in Poetry.
“Visual arts and communicative arts allows us to express our emotions and explore our experiences; for me that is poetry and translation,” Doll said. “Through translation I’m giving another person’s voice a new audience.”