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Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country), published by Birds, LLC in 2019, and the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their book x/ex/exis. They are also the author of six chapbooks and five full-length poetry books, including lo terciario/the tertiary, longlisted for the 2018 National book Award and winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. From 2016-2018, they edited The Wanderer and Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets. They have received fellowships and residencies from Sundance Institute, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, the Arizona Poetry Center, and CantoMundo.
Carina del Valle Schorske is a writer and translator living between New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Lit Hub, the New Yorker onlineLongreads, small axeBookforum, and elsewhere. She won Gulf Coast's 2016 Prize for her translations of the poet Marigloria Palma, and collaborated with Erica Mena, Ricardo Maldonado, and Raquel Salas Rivera on the bilingual poetry anthology Puerto Rico en mi corazón to raise money for hurricane relief. She is the happy recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Bread Loaf, the Blue Mountain Center, and the Banff Center for Literary Translation. She is currently at work on The Other Island, a psychogeography of Puerto Rican culture forthcoming from Riverhead Books.
November 20, 2019 | 7:00pm

Raquel Salas Rivera and Carina del Valle Schorske

Alley Cat Books & Gallery | 3036 24th Street | San Francisco, CA

Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and writer and translator Carina del Valle Schorske discuss Latinx poetics and what it means to be a Puerto Rican poet and translator after Hurricane María and the Puerto Rico protests.

Contact:
Leslie-Ann Woofter
415.512.8812
Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country), published by Birds, LLC in 2019, and the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their book x/ex/exis. They are also the author of six chapbooks and five full-length poetry books, including lo terciario/the tertiary, longlisted for the 2018 National book Award and winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. From 2016-2018, they edited The Wanderer and Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets. They have received fellowships and residencies from Sundance Institute, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, the Arizona Poetry Center, and CantoMundo.
Carina del Valle Schorske is a writer and translator living between New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Lit Hub, the New Yorker onlineLongreads, small axeBookforum, and elsewhere. She won Gulf Coast's 2016 Prize for her translations of the poet Marigloria Palma, and collaborated with Erica Mena, Ricardo Maldonado, and Raquel Salas Rivera on the bilingual poetry anthology Puerto Rico en mi corazón to raise money for hurricane relief. She is the happy recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Bread Loaf, the Blue Mountain Center, and the Banff Center for Literary Translation. She is currently at work on The Other Island, a psychogeography of Puerto Rican culture forthcoming from Riverhead Books.