Sara Daniele Rivera

Sara Daniele Rivera is a Cuban and Peruvian American artist, writer, translator, and educator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her MFA in creative writing from Boston University.

Rivera’s writing has appeared in The Bat City ReviewThe Green Mountains Review, Storyscape Journal, spoKe, and elsewhere. Her work has also been anthologized in Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: a Latinx Anthology (Mad Creek, 2021), edited by Alex Hernandez, Matthew David Goodwin, and Sarah Rafael García; The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext (Haymarket Books, 2020), edited by José OlivarezWillie Perdomo, and Felicia Chavez; and Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art (The Poetry Loft, 2014), a Loft Anthology edited by Beatrice Lazarus. ​​​

Rivera is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ 2023 First Book Award for her début collection The Blue Mimes (Graywolf Press, 2024), the winner of the 2018 Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry from Solstice Literary Magazine, and the winner of the 2017 St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Award. Rivera was also a 2022 Tin House resident. She is the co-translator of The Blinding Star: Selected Poems of Blanca Varela (Tolsun Books, 2021). Rivera lives in Albuquerque.