Author: Mayra Santos-Febres

Mayra Santos-Febres was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, in 1966. She studied Literature at the University of Puerto Rico and received two postgraduate degrees from Cornell University. She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras and a member of the International and Multicultural Institute of the UPR. She has received, among other awards, the Letras de Oro and the Juan Rulfo, both in the short story genre. She is the recipient of a John S. Simon Guggenheim scholarship (2017) and the Rockefeller Bellagio Center Residency (2018). Her works have been translated into French, English, German, Croatian, Korean, Icelandic and Italian. She is the author of the poetry books Anamú y manigua (1990), The escaped order (1991), Boat People (2005), Tercer Mundo (2014-20), and Huracanada (2018). She has also published the novels, Sirena Selena vestida de pena (2001), Cualquier miércoles soy tuya (2002), Fe en disfraz, Nuestra Señora de la noche, La amante de Gardel, and the collections of essays, Tratado de Medicina Natural para Hombres Melancólicos and Sobre piel y papel.

Boat People
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Boat People

Cardboard House Press

Poetry. African & African American Studies. Latinx Studies. Translated by Vanessa Pérez-Rosario. "Mayra Santos-Febres is one of our most powerful writers, and BOAT PEOPLE has long been a part of the poetic counter-tradition that shaped generations o...

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