Yania is a poet, writer, and suicide prevention SME of Afro-Indigenous descent from Borikén. She is a Cantomundo fellow and served as their program director during 2020-2021. She was also an Associate Editor fellow for Frontier Poetry. Her poetry and essays have been published in various literary journals including Bacopa Literary Review and River River, and is forthcoming in Até Mais from Deep Vellum press. Her debut YA speculative novel, THOSE WHO CHOSE THE SEA, is forthcoming in 2023. She splits her time between unceded Paugassett/Pequonnock and Taino/Arawak lands and waters.

For more info, contact yaniapadilla@gmail.com

header image by Farah Salam @farahosityphotos

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