Harry Palacio


Mount Kisco, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Harry Edgar Palacio single straight male American celebrity, singer-songwriter, writer and artist. He performed with Grammy winners & Grammy nominated artists; with Ari Up of the Slits, ‘godmothers of punk’ & La Gran Mawon, featured in Remezcla. Performed at September Fest, NYC, &; Paramount Theatre. He was included in an anthology featured in Remezcla; was a finalist for Fjords Review book competition, semi-finalist for Quartz Literary Fiction and Poetry, Grand Prix winner Hudson Valley MOCA &; St. George literary contest. Harry has two books published by Finishing Line Press, as well being published in Bellevue Literary Review, Tule Review, Taint Taint Taint; he has a book forthcoming to be released by Atmosphere press. An award winning fine artist he exhibited at School of Visual Arts, Robeson Gallery &; H-Art Gallery. Harry is an Ivy Leaguer; nephew of the Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández and the Dominican consulate. Harry has read 4,300 books in his lifetime. Top #26 reader in the United States of America; #49 reader globally as of 2022. He is a former WARY 88.1 radio DJ; rock music director, an art teacher, ESL professor, ESL assistant teacher; international yoga teacher 200 RYT &; yoga training instructor. Harry’s Guruji is Sri Dharma Mittra. He is second generation Osho lineage. Hāri meditated 112k minutes in his lifetime. He obtained his Master’s of Education from Manhattanville College. The New School University &; Rolling Stone Magazine; Parsons School of Design &; Complex alumni. He worked as an assistant director at Manhattanville College &; music journalist; contributor for Popfadblog, Tom Tom Magazine etc, a BIPOC living with schizoaffective disorder.

Publications & Prizes

Blacklandia (Inlandia Institute, 2023)
Sutras of Tiny Jazz (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
Ambrosia (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
Journals: ,
Closed Eye Open
Coffin Bell
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Tule Review
Prizes won: 

Semi finalist Quartz literary Prize 

Finalist Fjords Book Prize 

Hudson Valley MOCA Prize 

Finishing Line Press Chapbook Prize 

Finishing Line Press Book Prize 

St. George High School Literary Prize

Fox Lane Middle School Art Prize

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Arthur Rimbaud Langston Hughes Jorie Graham Vyasa Valmiki Junot Diaz
What I'm reading now: 
Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
BIPOC, Biracial, Black, Buddhist, Caribbean American, Disabled, Dominican, Feminist, Indian American, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Native American
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Philadelphia , PA
Raised in: 
Mount Kisco , NY
New York
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Last update: Mar 14, 2024