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Nancy Mercado

Author's Bio

Nancy Mercado was featured on the PBS Newshour special, America Remembers 911. Also featured on NPR's Talk of the Nation, in The Encyclopedia of Hispanic American Literature and inducted into The Museum of American Poetics, Mercado was profiled in Latino Leaders Magazine, Volume 7 No 6 as "one of the most celebrated members of the Puerto Rican literary movement in the Big Apple." The Guest Editor of Phati'tude Literary Magazine's Winter 2012 issue; ¿WHAT'S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America, she also served as a Contributing Editor & Writer for Letras Femeninas volume XXXI, No 1: The Journal of the Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica of Arizona State University. Mercado was an Editor (from 1993-2004) and Editor in Chief (during one of these years) for the journal, Long Shot; a well respected underground literary and art publication. Currently, she sits on the advisory board and is an assistant editor of Eco-Poetry.org; a web site designed to "inspire action to save the habitable Earth for the future of life and art including poetry. There is no planet B." Mercado teaches in New York City. She is an associate professor.

Publications and Prizes

It Concerns the Madness (Long Shot, 2000)
Estrellas en el Fuego (Rogue Scholars Press, 2014), Looking Out Looking In: Anthology of Latino Poetry (Arte Publico Press, 2013), Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012 (Editorial Campana, 2012), Kiss the Sky: Fiction & Poetry Starring Jimi Hendrix (Paycock Press, 2007), Bowery Women: Poems (YBK Publishers, 2006), In the Arms of Words: Poems for Tsunami Relief (Foothills Publishing, 2005), U.S. Latino Literature Today (Longman/Pearson, 2004), From Totems To Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002 (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2003), Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets (Melville House Publications, 2002), Identity Lessons: Contemporary Writing About Learning to be American (Viking/Penguin, 1999), ALOUD, Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Café (Henry Holt, 1994)
A Gathering of the Tribes, Black Renaissance Noire, Paterson Literary Review, phati'tude Literary Magazine, Rattapallax
Clark Fellowship of Binghamton University- SUNY

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Listing last updated: May 15, 2014

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Feminist, Latino/Latina, Mixed Race, Puerto Rican
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Fluent in:
English, Spanish

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