Luivette Resto

Local Press Reading: FlowerSong Press, Cahuenga Press, and Red Hen Press, Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm and Writing Our Own History & the Writers Who Shaped Us, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Luivette Resto is an award-winning poet, a mother of 3 revolutionary humans, a Wonder Woman fan, and a middle school English teacher. She was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico but proudly raised in the Bronx. She is a CantoMundo and Macondo Fellow and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her two books of poetry Unfinished Portrait and Ascension have been published by Tía Chucha Press. Her third poetry collection Living on Islands Not Found on Maps, published by FlowerSong Press, won silver for the 2022 Juan Felipe Herrera Best Poetry Book Award at the International Latino Book Awards. She lives in the San Gabriel Valley. www.luivette.com.

Books That Make a Difference: Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos edited by Julia de Burgos, Puerto Rican Obituary by Pedro Pietri, The Latin Deli by Judith Ortiz Cofer.