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Raquel Salas Rivera

Puerto Rican poet and translator Raquel Salas Rivera
Contributor

Raquel Salas Rivera

Raquel Salas Rivera (Mayagüez, 1985) is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and editor. His honors include being named Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, the New Voices Award from the Festival de la Palabra, the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry, the inaugural Ambroggio Prize, the Laureate Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship to translate the poetry of his grandfather, Sotero Rivera Avilés. He is the author of six full-length poetry books, which have been longlisted and shortlisted for the National Book Award, the Pen America Open Book Award, and the CLMP Firecracker Award. He works as investigator and head of the translation team for El proyecto de la literatura puertorriqueña/ The Puerto Rican Literature Project (PRLP), a free, bilingual, user-friendly and open access digital portal that anyone can use to learn about and teach Puerto Rican poetry.

Articles by Raquel Salas Rivera

A burning match against a blue background
Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash
Embers Fed
By Xavier Valcárcel
The anti-mythical poetry of Xavier Valcárcel, translated here by Raquel Salas Rivera, re-sculpts the domestic, taking on Virgil and the patriarchy as it winds from old bedrooms to taxis fleeing to Punta Cana.
Translated from Spanish by Raquel Salas Rivera
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