Mila Haugová is a Slovak poet, essayist, and translator and also author of more than twenty volumes of poetry. Born in Hungary in 1942, she moved to Czechoslovakia with her family after the war. In 1968, she emigrated to Canada, returning after one year. From 1986 to 1996, Haugová worked in the editorial section of the literary journal Romboid. She is also highly regarded as a translator and has translated the poetry of, for instance, Sylvia Plath, Anne Saxton, Ingeborg Bachmann, Georg Trakl, and Paul Celan.