Dorsía Smith Silva


Puerto Rico US

Author's Bio

Dorsía Smith Silva is an eight-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Best of the Net finalist, Best New Poets nominee, Poetry Editor of The Hopper, and Full Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Her nominations for the Pushcart Prize in 2023 included “They came for us,” which was published in The Minnesota Review, and “Sunspotting” which was published in Mom Egg Review (MER). Her poetry has been recently published or is forthcoming in Cream City ReviewShenandoahTerrainThe Ecopoetry Anthology: Volume IIThe Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of Good Girl (micro-chapbook), editor of Latina/Chicana Mothering, and the co-editor of seven books. Moreover, she is currently co-editing a book on community mothering and motherhood. In addition, she has a Ph.D. in Caribbean Literature and Language, and her primary interests are ecopoetry, social and racial justice, mothering and motherhood, and migration. She has also received support from Bread Loaf and Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and is a member of the Get the Word Out Poetry Cohort of Poets & Writers in 2024.

Publications & Prizes

In Inheritance of Drowning (CavanKerry Press, 2024)
Prizes won: 

Voices of Color Fellowship Second Place Prize at Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (2024)

Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize Shortlist (2021) 

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Last update: Apr 09, 2024