Randall Couch has won the Corneliu M Popescu Prize for Poetry in Translation 2009 for his superb translation of Gabriela Mistral's Madwomen.
Randall Couch edited and translated Madwomen: The Locas mujeres Poems of Gabriela Mistral (University of Chicago Press, 2008). He is a regular panelist on the podcast series PoemTalk sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, PennSound, and Kelly Writers House.
He has published essays and book chapters on Ezra Pound, Gabriela Mistral, and Harryette Mullen. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and have been anthologized in Best New Poets 2005 and Xconnect: Writers of the Information Age VIII. In 2000 and 2008 he was awarded fellowships in poetry by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
As Adjunct Professor of English at Arcadia University, he has taught advanced poetry writing and poetics since 2003. From 1989 he has served on the professional staff of the University of Pennsylvania. Trained as an art conservator, between 1980 and 1989 he held positions at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, U.T. Austin's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
He holds a BA in English from Trinity University and an MFA in poetry from the Warren Wilson College MFA program for writers.