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Esperanza Cintrón currently has three collections of poetry, Chocolate City Latina (Swank Press, 2005), What Keeps Me Sane (Lotus Press, 2013), which won the 2013 Naomi Long Madgett Award, and Visions of a Post-Apocalyptic Sunrise (Stockport Flats Press, 2014). She was awarded a Michigan Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grant, The Metro Times Poetry Prize and was a 2015 Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow at Oxford University in the UK, and a 2012 Callaloo Fellow at Brown University. Her poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in a number of anthologies and journals including Double Stitch (Beacon Press), Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (Doubleday), Abandoned Automobile (WSU Press), 13th Moon (SUNY Press), The Latin Americanist and Hispanic Outlook. Cintrón holds a doctorate in English Literature and teaches writing and literature at a local college.