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. 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)

Journal

Earth's Daughters
2014)
Medicinal Purposes
2014)
Parting Gifts
2014)
Frisson
2014)
Waterways
2014)
Americas Review
2014)
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

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 30, 2013.