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Sara Rivera

Instructor Consultant

About Sara

Sara Daniele Rivera is a Cuban/Peruvian writer, artist, educator, and translator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her poetry and speculative fiction have appeared in The Loft Anthology, Origins Journal, DIALOGIST, Storyscape Journal, Embark Journal, The Green Mountains Review, The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, in Boston's City Hall as part of the 2015 and 2017 Mayor's Poetry Program, and elsewhere. She was awarded a 2017 St. Botolph's Emerging Artist Award in Literature and won the 2019 Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry from Solstice Literary Magazine. Her book of translated poems by the Peruvian poet Blanca Varela (The Blinding Star: Selected Poems of Blanca Varela) was published in 2021 by Tolsun Books. Her debut book of poems, The Blue Mimes, was the winner of the 2023 Academy of American Poets First Book Award and published by Graywolf Press in 2024.


  • Applying for Awards and Fellowships
  • Copyediting
  • Cultural Consulting
  • Novel
  • Poetry
  • Preparing the MFA Application
  • Proofreading
  • Publishing & Promotion
  • Short Fiction
  • Translation

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Consulting Services

  • Short Fiction
  • The Novel
  • Manuscript Review
  • Remote Sessions
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Rate: $100/hour