Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones is a writer from Puerto Rico whose poems and short fiction have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, wildness, Ambit Magazine, Radar Poetry, and other publications. In 2019, she received an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University, where she also taught poetry to undergraduate students. Her chapbook, Bedroom Pop, was published by dancing girl press in 2021. In 2022, she was awarded a Letras Boricuas Fellowship by the Flamboyán Arts Fund and the Mellon Foundation. Her full-length debut, The Hurricane Book, will be published by Rose Metal Press in October of 2023. Claudia lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Advance Praise for The Hurricane Book:
“The Hurricane Book is an important work of art and archive, a blend of poetry, cartography, and Puerto Rican history. Alternating between playful language and sobering reality, Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones interrogates memory and truth, explores family secrets, and sheds light on the realities of colonialism. A multilayered, powerful book—The Hurricane Book is a gift.”—Jaquira Díaz, author of Ordinary Girls: A Memoir
“In The Hurricane Book, Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones draws an unflinching ecology of intimacy, a swirling account of that mythical pair of words we all fear and love: family and country. History has rarely felt so vivid, so candid, so potent.”—Carlos Fonseca, author of Austral