María Luisa Arroyo
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019
About María Luisa Arroyo
María Luisa Arroyo was educated at Colby (BA), Tufts (MA) & Harvard (ABD) in German, her third language. She earned her MFA in poetry from the Solstice MFA program at Pine Manor College. In recognition of her community-based poetry workshops & readings, Arroyo received many awards including Poet Laureate (2014-2016) of Springfield (MA) & 2016 NEPR Arts & Humanities Award. Her publications include Gathering Words: Recogiendo Palabras (2008) & the chapbook, Destierro Means More than Exile (2018). She is Assistant Professor of Writing & First-Year Studies at Bay Path University.