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12-17-2003 – Marianela Medrano

17 Dec

December 17th, 2003 – Marianela Medrano
Marianela Medrano is a Dominican poet residing in Connecticut since 1990. She writes in Spanish but often offers bilingual readings at colleges, libraries, community centers and other venues in New York and Connecticut. Aside from her writing, she has been a Family Worker with Head Start in both New York and Connecticut, and is currently Resident Services Coordinator for 200 elderly, disabled, and low-income families in Danbury, CT. From 1998 to 2001, she was Site Coordinator for the Urban Artists Initiative Program in the City of Norwalk, CT, a program sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and The Institute for Community Research. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Counseling from Western Connecticut State University and certification as a poetry therapist from the National Association for Poetry Therapy. Her publishing credits include Oficio de Vivir/The Artof Living. Santo Domingo: Colección Separata (1986), Los Alegres Ojos de la Tristeza /HappyEyes of Sadness: Editorial Buho (1987), Regando Esencias/The Scent ofWaiting. New York: Ediciones Alcance (1998), and Curada de Espantos, to be published in the fall of 2002 by Ediciones Torremozas, Spain. Her work has appeared in the following anthologies, among others: Callaloo. 23 // Tertuliando /Hanging Out.Santo Domingo: Comisión Permanente de la Feria del Libro // Conversación Entre Escritorasdel Caribe Hispano. New York: Centro de Estudios Puertoriqueños // Sister of Calibán: Contemporary Women Poets of the Caribbean and Central América. New York: AzulEditions // “Coreografía de la Imagen”. Letras Femeninas. XXII: 1-2 // Revista Zurgai. Bilbao,España, diciembre // and Brooklyn Review.12(host – Faith)

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