Carina del Valle Schorske

Carina del Valle Schorske is a poet, essayist, and Spanish language translator at large in New York City. Her work has appeared at LitHubBoston ReviewThe Point, The OffingWashington Square, and elsewhere. She recently won Gulf Coast's 2016 Prize for her translations of the Puerto Rican poet Marigloria Palma. She is the happy recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf, the MacDowell Colony, and Columbia University, where she is a doctoral candidate in English & Comparative Literature. Find out more at, @fluentmundo on Twitter, or in her one true home on Facebook. Photo by James Bernal, Pinar del Río 2015.


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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