Nelly Rosario is author of Song of the Water Saints: A Novel (Pantheon, 2002), winner of a PEN/Open Book Award. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appear in various anthologies and journals, including Callaloo, Meridians, Review, Chess Life, and el diario/La Prensa. Rosario holds an MFA from Columbia University and was formerly on faculty in the MFA Program at Texas State University. She was a recent Visiting Scholar at MIT, her alma mater, and presently serves as writer/researcher for the Blacks at MIT History Project. Rosario lives in Brooklyn, where she’s at work on a speculative novel on community medicine.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Song of the Water Saints
Shaking the Tree
A Companion to Latino/a Studies
U.S. Latino Literature Today
Once Upon a Cuento
Viajeros del rocío
Media outlets that I currently write for:
el diario/La Prensa
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Journalism, Blog Posts, Lit Crit
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
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It's really wonderful to have you here, I just did some reading about you and your work (got to you through Angie Cruz's page) and wanted to say, among other things, that I got my MFA at Columbia too -- how are things there? Hope you find this a supportive, productive place to be. We'll be doing some reorganization of the main page next week that should help make that much more true, so stay tuned.
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