Griselda Suarez

Griselda Suarez, M.F.A .

California State University, Long BeachGriselda Suarez
Chicano & Latino Studies Dept.

1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-1004
Tel. (562) 985-7689
Fax (562) 985-4631

She received her MFA in Writing and Consciousness in 2004 from New College of California. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in Aunt Lute Press, Seal Press, NCOC Press, Acentos Literary Review, and Sinister Wisdom Journal. Finishing Line Press published her first poetry collection as part of their 10th Anniversary Chapbook Series. Her collection has been nominated for the California Book Prize and she was recently nominated for the Distinguished Alumni Award at Pitzer College. She is a Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow and has participated in the Emerging Voices program. She co-produced “Testimonies, Chisme and Spilling the Tea: An Evening of Poetry” for the National Queer Arts Festival in June 2009. This event brought together Lambda Fellows with established writers such as Dorothy Allison, Rigoberto Gonzalez, D.A. Powell, and Eloise Klein Healy. She is founder of Karari: A Literary Arts Organization for Indígena, Latina and Xicana Writers. She is currently the editor of the Culture and Arts section of xQsí Magazine, a new publication for the Latin@ community and the Director for the Long Beach Arts Council.