Award Winner


1999-2000 BWC Van Lier Literary Fellowship for Poetry
Mariposa, a.k.a. Maria Teresa Fernandez Rosario, is an award winning Nuyorican Bronx poet, actor, educator, artist and activist. As a poet-in-residence at The Caribbean Cultural Center, Poets & Writers, Poets House, The Bronx Writers Center and Teachers & Writers Collaborative, she has taught poetry workshops to elementary, junior high and high school students throughout New York City, as well as several branches of The New York Public Library and senior citizen centers. She has performed in major poetry venues, including The Nuyorican Poets Café, at The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture in San Juan, Puerto Rico; over a hundred colleges and universities throughout the United States; at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa; and at the Essence Music Fest in New Orleans. Mariposa's current projects include the development of her one woman show; and the completion of her spoken word CD and a manuscript of poems and memoir. More

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Award-winning Nuyorican Bronx poet, actor, educator, artist and activist

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