Myrna Nieves is a writer and educator, born in Puerto Rico. She lives in New York since 1972. A founding member of Boricua College, she was director of its Winter Poetry Series for over twenty years. Published books are: Libreta de sueños (narraciones), Viaje a la lluvia: poemas, Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York, El Caribe: paraíso y paradoja and, the illustrated, hand-made bilingual book Another Version of Hansel and Gretel. She was co-author/coeditor of the book Tripartita: Earth, Dreams, Powers and the literary publications Lugar sin límite and Guaíza. She also edited the section of Puerto Rican fiction writers for the anthology Mujeres como islas and Mujeres como islas II: Poesía. Nieves produced and performed in Directory of Dreams, a dramatization of her narrative for the Nuyorican Poets Café. She was also a monthly columnist for New York’s newspaper-magazine Nosotros los latinos. Her work has been included in various anthologies and literary magazines. Nieves is co-founder of 7 Mujeres en Movimento, an East Harlem’s artists group to support Puerto Rico. She is also cofounder of And Then Press. Presently, Nieves serves as one of the Bureau Chiefs (curator) for the magazine And Then. Awards include a Literary Award of the PEN Club of Puerto Rico, El Diario La Prensa’s Outstanding Latina of the United States, the Poetry Award from the Instituto de Puerto Rico, and the Latina 50 Plus 2016 Literature Award. She obtained a BA in World Literature from the University of Puerto Rico (Magna Cum Laude), a Master of Arts in Spanish from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean Literature from New York University.

Dr. Myrna E Nieves