paulA neves, a native of the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ., is the author of capricornucopia: the dream of the goats (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming) and the co-author, with photographer Nick Kline, of Shirts & Skins (Shine Portrait Studio Press, 2017). Her work has also appeared in The Acentos Review, Fiolet and Wing, Cleaver Magazine, The Abuela Stories Project, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora, and elsewhere. She is a teaching artist-in-residence for the Glass Book Project and has received fellowships/residencies from CantoMundo, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, the Luso-American Development Foundation, and the Disquiet International Literary Program. She is a member of Kale Soup for the Soul, a collective of Luso-American writers, artists and performers, and of the Brick City Collective of Newark poets, artists and activists. Contact her at or