Dorsía Smith Silva is a seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Best of the Net finalist, Best New Poets nominee, Cave Cavem Poetry Prize Semifinalist, Obsidian Fellow, Poetry Editor at The Hopper, and Full Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize and has been published or is forthcoming in Waxwing, Crazyhorse, Cream City Review, Shenandoah, the minnesota review, Poetry Northwest, The Offing, upstreet, and elsewhere. She has attended the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Workshop, Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, Tin House Winter Workshop, and Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference. She is also the author of Good Girl (poetry micro-chapbook), editor of Latina/Chicana Mothering, and the co-editor of six books. She has a Ph.D. in Caribbean Literature and Language. CavanKerry will publish her debut poetry book in 2024.