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Raquel Salas Rivera, Poet

El duelo y la alegría decolonial de Puerto Rico/ Puerto Rican Decolonial Mourning and Joy

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Andrews Hall Room: Bailey Library
Additional Info: ANDR
Contact: Luis Rosa Rodriguez,
Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize, for their book x/ex/exis, and the Laureate Fellowship, both from the Academy of American Poets. They have received fellowships and residencies from the Sundance Institute, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, the Arizona Poetry Center, and CantoMundo.

From 2016-2018, they edited The Wanderer and Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets. They are also the author of six chapbooks and five full-length poetry books. Raquel loves and lives for Puerto Rico, Philadelphia, and a world free of white supremacy.

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This event originated in Ethnic Studies.