Nancy Mercado

Nancy Mercado

Categories: Writing & Literature

Nancy Mercado was named one of 200 living individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Frederick Douglass, on the occasion of his bicentennial, by the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. She is the recipient of the 2017 American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement presented by the Before Columbus Foundation.

Editor of the first Nuyorican Women Writers Anthology published in Voices e/Magazine of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College- CUNY, Mercado is a guest curator for the Museum of American Poetics, and an assistant editor and a board member for Eco (hyphen) poetry (dot) org; a website dedicated to addressing the issue of climate crisis.

She featured on National Public Radio’s The Talk of the Nation, on the PBS NewsHour Special; America Remembers 9/11, is the author of: It Concerns the Madness (a poetry collection), Las Tres Hermanas (a children’s coloring book), and the editor of if the world were mine (a young adult anthology).

She has presented her work throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean and holds a doctoral degree in English Literature. For more information, visit: nancy (hyphen) mercado (dot) com.

*Photo Credit Ricardo Muniz

Services Offered

  • Public Speaker
  • Worshops on Creative Writing
  • Poetry Readings/Spoken Word

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