Noelle McManus is a writer, poet, editor, and translator from Long Island, New York.

She studies Linguistics and Spanish at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is also pursuing a German minor. She has worked as an editorial assistant for both Wellesley Centers for Women's Women's Review of Books and independent publishing house Dottir Press. Currently, she is translating Estás muy callada hoy by Ana Navajas and writing novels that will never see the light of day.

Perhaps the spiral Minoan script

is not a language but a map. What we feel most has

no name but amber, archers, cinnamon, horses, and birds.

— Jack Gilbert