Marguerite Maria Rivas

, NY
Website: 
margueritemariarivas.com

Author's Bio

Marguerite María Rivas’s essays, articles, book reviews, and poetry have been published in journals and periodicals, and she has garnered numerous grants and awards, including the Marg Chandler Memorial Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation. Cited by the New York State Legislature for her contribution to the literary arts, she is widely regarded as the de facto Poet Laureate of Staten Island. Rivas has recorded with and perfomed with Earth People, a jazz-fusion group and is a member of the performance collective Elektromotif. Tell No One: Poems of Witness (Chimbarazu Press 2012) is her first full-length collection. She is an Associate Professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Poetry Cannot Save You
(Quarantine Press,
2003)

Anthology

Pet Shout Outs & Poems
(Ten Penny Players,
2008)
Witness
(Longman/Pearson,
2014)

Journal

Earth's Daughters
2015)
Medicinal Purposes
2015)
Parting Gifts
2015)
Frisson
2015)
Waterways
2015)
Americas Review
2015)
Palo Alto Review
Plainsongs
The Acentos Review
Short, Fast, and Deadly
Four and Twenty
7 x 20 Journal
Poetz
The MOM Egg
Short, Fast, and Deadly
Eunoia
The Mas Tequila Review
Prizes: 
Finalist Rita Dove Poetry Award 2015 International Literary Awards Salem College A Room of Her Own Foundation Marg Chandler Memorial Award Two Year-College English Association. Nationwide Winner April is Poetry Month 2010 for poem, “Witness.” Excellence in Literary Arts Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island with funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist, Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Born in: 
Staten Island, NY
Raised in: 
Staten Island, NY

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Listing last updated: July 22, 2015.