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Writers in Camden: Raquel Salas Rivera

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Rutgers University–Camden Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

326 Penn Street (Campus Center)

Camden, NJ 08102

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Raquel Salas Rivera, Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and author of lo terciario/the tertiary, reads from their work.

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Raquel will also lead a workshop at 3 pm, open to Rutgers writing students and the public.

Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country) from Birds, LLC and the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their book x/ex/exis. Their fourth book, lo terciario/the tertiary, winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry, was on the 2018 National Book Award Longlist and was selected by Remezcla, Entropy, Literary Hub,mitú, Book Riot, and Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry books of 2018. Raquel received a 2019 Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets and have also received fellowships and residencies from the Sundance Institute, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, and CantoMundo.

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Rutgers University–Camden Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

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