Rio Cortez

Rio Cortez is the New York Times bestselling author of The ABCs of Black History. A writer and Pushcart Prize–nominated poet, she has received fellowships from Poet’s House, Cave Canem, and CantoMundo foundations. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Miami Rail, and Mother magazine, among others. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rio writes and lives in Harlem, New York.