Discipline: Literature – poetry

Eléna Rivera

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: New York, N.Y.
MacDowell fellowships: 2005, 2019

Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City and raised in Paris, France. Her third full-length collection of poetry, Scaffolding (2017), was published by Princeton University Press in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. She received a National Endowment for the Arts and Literature Fellowship in Translation and was a recent recipient of fellowships from the Trelex Paris Poetry Residency (2019) and the SHOEN Foundation (2016).

Portrait by Russell Switzer



Eléna Rivera worked in the Schelling studio.

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