Fiction Writer, Poet
Publications & Prizes
She was the winner of the Juan Rulfo Short Story Award (France) in 2002. In 2004, her Bestiary: Selected Poems 1986-1997 received an Honorable Mention in the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards. Bestiary was selected also as one of the "May-June 2004 Picks" by Small Press Review. Her novel Sin ti no soy yo (second edition) is part of The New Essential Guide to Spanish Reading (2012), and its English translation, Not Myself Without You, was selected as part of "2013 Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch". She was awarded an Honorable Mention for the National Poetry Series 2014 Paz Prize for Poetry as well as an Honorable Mention for the Premio Nacional Luis Lloréns Torres, Casa de los Poetas, 2014 (PR). She was selected as Judge for the BorderSenses Literary Prize in Fiction, 2014.