Linda Morales Caballero
Linda Morales Caballero is a writer, journalist, and teacher who graduated Cum Laude from Hunter College, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, in Hispanic Literature, Media Communications, and a Master’s degree in Hispanic Literature. She has worked for CUNY, the Department of Education, and the United Nations. She was a correspondent for El Comercio and a collaborator of Caretas magazine from Lima, Peru. As a literary critic she has written for Tribes.org.
Poetry: Desde el umbral, (From the Threshold) Poemas vivos, (Living Poems) Encantamiento, (Enchantment) Collage, Poemas del amor cruel, (Poems of Cruel Love) El rumor de las cosas, (The Rumor of Things.) Fiction: El libro de los enigmas, (The book of enigmas) from which a play, a short film and monologues have been produced in the USA and Spain. Her work appears in anthologies in various countries and languages. She has been invited to Book Fairs and Festivals in Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Mexico, and USA.
Maria Mar is a poet, poetry performer and ceremonial poet. She has performed her poetry in several continents and was featured in PBS TV. Her work was included in the literary anthology Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York (1980-2012), edited by Myrna Nieves. Mar’s most recent poetry book is The Tao of Trees: Poems that Reconnect you to the Natural World and your Sacred Self.
I am a poet with selections in numerous college texts, among them Reading to Go, Latino Boom, Literature: Reading to Write, and the past eight editions of the best-selling text in the country, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, compact and cloth. My poems have also appeared in New Letters, New York Review, West Texas Review, Parnassus, Ploughshares, Tin House, 3 Quarks Daily, Prairie Schooner and Harper's Magazine, among others. From 2004-2007 I was Poet Laureate of Queens, N.Y. A profile of me was published in the fall 2009 issue of Columbia Magazine.
Madeline Millán is a short story writer, translator, editor and poet with 7 books published. She won the PEN National Poetry Award of Puerto Rico for Leche/Milk (Buenos Aires, 2008). Contracantos: Del aire a la rosa (Perú, 2013) was honor with a literary mention by the PEN Internacional de Puerto Rico. For a decade, Millán curated and hosted the bilingual poetry readings at the legendary Cornelia Street Café. Has been translated into Portuguese, Arab, French, English, and Italian. Millán is the director of a writers and artists’ residence in México, Casa Pilar. Her personal poetry anthology, Que el mar no me falte, was launched in 2019. Millan’s website is: madelinemillan.com At the present, Millan is working with photography and poetry.
Myrna Nieves is a writer and educator who was born in Puerto Rico and lives in New York since 1972. She was director for more than 20 years of the Boricua College Winter Poetry Series, and is now a cofounder of ‘7 Women in Movement,’ a collective of women artists. Her work has been published in anthologies and magazines in Venezuela, Cuba, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina, India, Canada and the United States. She has published the books Libreta de sueños (narraciones), Viaje a la lluvia: poemas, Another Version of Hansel, Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York, and is coauthor of Tripartita: Earth, Dreams, Powers. She is a curator for the magazine And Then and Spanish Editor for homeplanetnews online. Nieves received, among others, a PEN Club of Puerto Rico Award for Short Stories (1998) and the Raul Julia Award (2019). She has a BA from the University of Puerto Rico, an MA from Columbia University and a PhD. from New York University.
Yarisa Colón Torres
Yarisa Colón Torres, born in Puerto Rico on March 1st, 1977, is a poet, handmade book creator and Adjunct Instructor at Bronx Community College, CUNY. For over fifteen years, Yarisa has been experimenting with the creation of unique handmade books and hand-cut collages. She also organizes bookmaking workshops for children and adults; publishes limited editions of poetry books; and collaborates with visual artists, performers, musicians, writers and artisans on multi-disciplinary projects. It brings her great joy to know that her handmade books have traveled to different places around the world.