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Elizabeth Acevedo

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ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over fourteen years of performance poetry experience, Acevedo is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer's Workshop. She has two collections of poetry, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes Books, 2016) and winner of the 2016 Berkshire Prize, Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm (Tupelo Press, forthcoming). The Poet X is her debut novel. She lives with her partner in Washington, DC.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Literary Fiction
   The Poet X (2018)
   With the Fire on High (2019)
   Clap When You Land (2020)
   Family Lore (2023)
   Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (poems) (2016)
   Inheritance (poems) (2022)
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Neruda on the Park (2022)
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"An insightful narrative that sifts through the layers of the family, lovers, and places we choose to find home in."
Love Radio (2022)
Ebony LaDelle
"Prepare to swoon: LaDelle's Love Radio gives voice to some of the sweetest hopes and the hardest truths. Readers won't be able to get enough of these dope-ass characters."
The Wedding Crasher (2022)
Mia Sosa
"A delightful read that is equal parts sexy, heartwarming, and seriously funny."

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