Stephanie Adams-Santos

Portland, OR

Author's Bio

“In a poem there is always the chance of finding yourself afloat suddenly in a mythic river. The surge and sweep of its currents take you into their fold. The river’s vast reach curves across the continents of earth, weaves through the dunes of the passing hours, and you are awake in it. You are an eye in a raw vein of gold, rounded by the waters, lending to them the brief glimmer of yourself in the singular light of the moment. The largeness of the poem is inextricable from your smallness. As it undulates and folds, you feel the spaces correspond within. This, at least, is the shrine I find in poetry—a quiet that I tend to, a place where I leave wildflowers and light incense and admire the things left by others.”

Publications and Prizes

Journals: 
Boston Review, Guernica, Orion, Sixfold, The Bacon Review, West Branch
Chapbook: 
The Sundering
(Poetry Society of America, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
New York Chapbook Fellowship for "The Sundering", selected by Linda Gregg, 2009

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Illustrated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
G/L/B/T, Latino/Latina, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Children, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Portland
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Last updated: Sep 19, 2014