Grisel Y Acosta

Bronx, NY

Author's Bio

I am a writer from Chicago, who is greatly influenced by growing up in Logan Square, the punk and house movements in the 1980s, my Cuban and Colombian background, and social justice in education. I am currently an assistant professor in English at a CUNY college in the Bronx, where I happily live with my husband, poet and playwright Vincent Toro.

Publications and Prizes

Anthology

"Historia" in El Mundo Zurdo: Selected Works from the Meetings of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldua
(Aunt Lute Books,
2010)
"Pressure Mix" in Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees
(Lit Noire Publishing,
2006)
"DreamWaterBreathDeath" in El Mundo Zurdo: Selected Works from the Meetings of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldua
(Aunt Lute Books,
2010)

Journal

Pembroke Magazine
Pembroke Magazine
Pembroke Magazine
Pembroke Magazine
MiPOesias
MiPOesias
MiPOesias
After Hours
San Antonio Express-News
Voices de la Luna

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Chicago, IL
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL

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Listing last updated: May 6, 2013.