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Philadelphia's Poet Laureate to read at Bucks County Community College

  • Bucks County Community College 275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA, 18940 United States (map)

Raquel Salas Rivera, the current Philadelphia Poet Laureate, will read their poetry at Tyler Mansion as part of the Wordsmiths series of readings on Thursday, October 3. Rivera was born in Puerto Rico and grew up there and in the United States. Rivera is the author of x/ex/exis (poemas para la nación) (poems for the nation), which was selected for the 2018 Ambroggio Prize and is forthcoming from Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe in 2019. Rivera is also the author of lo terciario/the tertiary(Timeless, Infinite Light, 2018), which received the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry and was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry. In 2019, Rivera was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow.