Dorsía Smith Silva
Dorsía Smith Silva is a Pushcart Prize nominee, Obsidian Fellow, and Full Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Her poetry is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, The Minnesota Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She is also the author of Good Girl (poetry micro-chapbook), editor of Latina/Chicana Mothering, and the co-editor of six books. In addition, her poetry will appear as a part of the Atlantic City Poetry Walk with the Noyes Museum of Art. She has attended the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Workshop, Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, and the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop. She has a Ph.D. in Caribbean Literature and posts at @DSmithSilva.
Content by Dorsía Smith Silva
BY Dorsía Smith Silva
On my seventh birthday, my tía took me to the beauty salon to get an alisado. It’s time that you got rid of that pelo malo, she winked like a full moon stretching above the sky. Her friend Puchi stirred a white creamy concoction and smeared it over my scalp […]