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Reading by the Author of “lo terciario/ the tertiary” Raquel Salas Rivera

location icon for event Event Location: Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center time icon for event Event Time: Thursday, September 21, 2023: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
single-paper-background Raquel Salas Rivera
Raquel Salas Rivera is a Puerto Rican poet and translator of trans experience born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Among his six poetry books are lo terciario/ the tertiary (Noemi Press, 2019), longlisted for the National Book Award and winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and while they sleep (under the bed is another country) (Birds LLC, 2019), which inspired the title for no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He edited the anthologies Puerto Rico en mi corazón (Anomalous Press, 2019) and La piel del arrecife: Antología de poesía trans puertorriqueña (La Impresora & Atarraya Cartonera, 2023) and the literary journal The Wanderer. His translation of Ada Limón’s poem dedicated to NASA’s Europa Clipper mission will be traveling to Jupiter’s moon in 2024. Salas Rivera’s honors include being named poet laureate of Philadelphia, the Premio Nuevas Voces, and the inaugural Ambroggio Prize. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature and literary theory. Sponsored by the department of English and creative writing, the department of modern languages, and the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Fund.