COVER FEATURE

The City Issue: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Photo: Alonso Sambolín, “Revolution”

Guest-edited by Jotacé López & Mayra Santos-Febres

Photo: Daph’s Photography

Jotacé López (b. Hatillo, Puerto Rico) is a writer and professor. He earned his doctorate at the University of Texas in Austin. His work has been published in journals in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico, and the United States. Some of his short stories appear in the anthologies Convocadas: Nueva narrativa puertorriqueña (2009), Cuentos de oficio (2015), and A toda costa: Narrativa puertorriqueña reciente (2018). His two short-story collections are Bestiario de caricias (2008) and Arboretum (2016).


 

Photo:
José Arturo Ballester Panelli

Mayra Santos-Febres is the author of some twenty books of poetry, fiction, and literary criticism, including the novels Sirena Selena, which was a finalist for the Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize, and, most recently, La amante de Gardel, winner of the Prix Littéraire International de L’Académie de la Pharmacie, France. A Guggenheim Fellow and recent writer-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Residency Program, she is the recipient of the Juan Rulfo Prize for short story, Puerto Rico’s National Literature Prize, and the Primavera Prize (Spain). Currently, Santos-Febres is a professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, where she directs the creative writing workshop and Sirena Writing Lab.

 

 

 

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