Puerto Rican Diaspora Writers

Puerto Rican Diaspora Writers

Puerto Rican Diaspora Writers. Carmen Haydée Rivera interviews Giannina Braschi, Caridad de la Luz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Raquel Salas Rivera, and others in a new anthology, Diasporic Journeys.

Puerto Rican Diaspora Literature

Puerto Rican diaspora poets

Diasporic Journeys: Interviews with Puerto Rican Writers in the United States

Diasporic Journeys is a collection of interviews with contemporary Puerto Rican diaspora writers who are publishing and performing throughout the Unites States and abroad. The anthology highlights the ways in which history, traditions, geographic dispersal, cultural/ national identity, and linguistic merging converge in their lived experience and in their writing. The collection includes interviews with varied topics, thematic concerns, and accomplishments in each author’s life and works. Taken as a whole, the experiences of these writers provide insights into the effects of Puerto Rican migration and displacement from a national culture but also highlight a progressive socialization process that informs their writing and worldviews.

The interviews simultaneously display how the reality of those born and/or raised in the US is informed by an earlier generation of Puerto Rican diaspora writers, while at the same time creating a distinct style pertinent to a new age of Puerto Rican literary production in the United States.

The Puerto Rican diaspora writers included in the collection are: Giannina Braschi, Rodney Morales, Luisita López Torregrosa, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, JavierÁvila, Aya de León, María Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández, Caridad de la Luz, J.L. Torres, Migdalia Cruz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Raquel Salas Rivera.

Edited by Carmen Haydée Rivera

Puerto Rican Writers in USA


Puerto Rican diaspora poets