Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones is a writer from Puerto Rico. Her work focuses on questions of origin, etymology, dreams, and diaspora. Her first book, The Hurricane Book, will be published by Rose Metal Press in 2023. Framed by six hurricanes that have passed through Puerto Rico in the last century, it uses news clips, poems, songs, historical bullet points, and autobiographical vignettes to look at the ways the colonial relationship between P.R. and the U.S. has informed recovery, both economic and personal, on the island and in exile.
Her poems and short fiction have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Southampton Review, Ambit Magazine, Muse/A Journal, and other publications. In 2019, she was a finalist for the Phillip Booth Poetry Prize, judged by Mary Ruefle. She was also the runner-up for Split/Lip Press's 2020 Hybrid Chapbook Contest. Claudia lives in Brooklyn, NY.