Grisel Y. Acosta

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Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta is the queer, mixed-race Afro-Latinx daughter of Colombian and Cuban immigrants. She is a full professor at the City University of New York-BCC, the author of Things to Pack on the Way to Everywhere, a 2020 finalist for the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, and the editor of the Routledge anthology, Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity. Select work is in Best American Poetry, The Baffler, Split this Rock, The Acentos Review, and forthcoming in Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology and The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry. She is a Geraldine Dodge Foundation Poet, a Macondo Fellow, and the Creative Writing Editor of Chicana/Latina Studies Journal.

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