Eléna Rivera

Portrait of a woman in the midst of NYC scaffolding, staring into the camera straight on, with a neckscarf wrapped around her neck.


Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City and raised in Paris, France. Her new book of poems, Epic Series, is just out from Shearsman Books. 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 Literature Fellowship in Translation and was a recent recipient of fellowships from MacDowell (2020), Trelex Paris Poetry Residency (2019), Tamaas (2016) and the SHOEN Foundation (2016).

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