Stella Santamaria

Poet

Author's Bio

Poet Laureate of Albion

Arts Commisioner of Albion

MFA Creative Writing: Poetry Alumna from Saint Mary's College of California 2020

studied poetry under Brenda Hillman, Matthew Zapruder, Jane Gregory and Cyrus Cassells

Hedgebrook Bridging Writing Residencies 2019 & 2018

Spoken Word

The Lab in San Francisco 

Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City 

Fiction

Screenplays & projects with director Rick Najera (2017-2019) Los Angeles, California

Hi, My Name is Purri - children's literature (2019)

Documentary 

Featured in CNN & HBO Films documentary Latino in America 

Reader

(2018-2020)

Mary: A Journal of New Writing 

Memberships

Academy of American Poets (2020-current)

Poetry Society of America  (2020-current)

Poets & Writers Directory (2018-current)

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (2018-current)

Publications & Prizes

Journals:
Cathexis Northwest Press
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Juked
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Nine Mile Art & Literary Magazine
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Pennsylvania English
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The Brooklyn Review
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The Stray Branch
Prizes won: 

California Silence, Finalist for the 2020 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize

 

 

 

School of Liberal Arts (SOLA) Dean's Award 2020

 

 

 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
No
Identifies as: 
American, Cuban American, Latino/Latina/Latinx
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
California
Raised in: 
Miami, FL
Florida
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Last update: Jan 24, 2021