Ren Powell has worked as a literary translator since 1996, and has translated more than two dozen book-length publications for various publishers.
Contemporary Norwegian poets she has worked with include Nils Christian Moe-Repstad, Jon Fosse, Jan Eirik Vold, Odveig Klyve, Tor Obrestad, Kolbein Falkeid, Helge Torvund, Gunnar Roalkvam, Finn Øglænd, and Mansur Rajih.
In the 90s, Ren’s playtexts were produced in the USA, Canada and Norway. She has recently returned to writing for the stage, and is currently workshopping a playtext for physical theater, and editing a libretto.
Ren takes on projects that are creatively challenging or provide opportunities for collaboration.