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Sussy Santana is a poet and performer, born in the Dominican Republic. Author of Pelo Bueno y otros poemas (2010).  In 2012 she released RADIO ESL a poetry cd.  Her poems have been featured in various anthologies, including:  A la garáta con Puño (UNAM, México). Poetas Latinos de Nueva Inglaterra (2013) Witch Fingers (2014) and Sólo para Locos, 2015. 
 
Santana is a board member of AS220 and a at large board member for Story on the Public Square (Pell Center, Salve Regina University). Along with artists Shey Rivera and Jason Curzake, they launched the Fluxus Moon Cabaret Series in 2013, featuring the work of about 30 artists from diverse mediums. 
 
In collaboration with Marleny Luna and Shey Rivera, Santana is a founding member of LasTenoras, a feminist poetry collective exploring the Latina experience in the US.
Santana is an alumna of the NALAC Leadership Academy (Class of 2015) (National Association of Latino Artists and Cultures). Her recent projects include developing the Latin American Artisans Fair at AS220.  Santana is a 2015 MacColl Johnson Fellowship recipient, the first Latina writer to win the distinction. 


Sussy Santana es poeta, nació en República Dominicana.  Autora de Pelo Bueno y otros poemas (2010). En el 2012 presentó el cd de poesía RADIO ESL.  Sus poemas han sido publicados en varias antologías y revistas literarias, incluyendo: A la garáta con puño (UNAM, México) Poetas Latinos de Nueva Inglaterra (2013) Witch Fingers (2014) y Sólo para Locos (2015). 

Santana es miembro de la Junta Directiva de AS220, organización artística sin fines de lucro y de Story on the Public Square de la Universidad Salve Regina. Junto con los artistas Shey Rivera y Jason Curzake implementó la serie Fluxus Moon Cabaret en el 2013, presentando el trabajo de 30 artistas de diversos medios.  Es miembro fundadora del colectivo feminista Las Tenoras junto a las poetas Marleny Luna y Sheyla Rivera.  Santana es egresada de la Academia de Liderazgo de NALAC (Asociación Nacional de Artistas y Culturas Latina)  (Clase 2015). Su más reciente proyecto es la Feria Artesanal Latinoamericana de Providence.  Santana es la primera escritora Latina en ganar la beca MaColl Johnson 2015.

 
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Images from Todas las Fridas, a collective poetry reading celebrating Frida Kahlo and sisterhood. Part of PVDFEST 2016 in Providence, RI.
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Nico murió en mis brazos el 18 de mayo, mientras yo traté incansable e inutilmente de salvarlo. El corazón se tomó un receso que no esperaba. No estás solo.
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Thankful for a most rewarding experience: Todas las Fridas at PVDFEST 2016, a collective poetry reading celebrating Frida Kahlo and sisterhood.
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Dress like Frida, join us June 4th at the PVDFEST 4pm!
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Next meeting is May 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. 182 Pullen Avenue, Pawtucket, RI
Our first meeting was lively and pure. Amazing time bonding and writing to the prompt: What does being a woman mean to you? Actress Varsobia Acosta brought on the joy by showing up dress as Frida. Beautiful!
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El tiempo de la confusión de reversa vamos con la caravana de negros y blancos. Ex nuncio muere en el Vaticano y la justicia se lava las manos Guatemala se levanta brava! Las niñas madres del mundo secan su ojos de sal L...
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