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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 María Luisa Arroyo

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.