paulA neves is a Luso-American poet, filmmaker and educator whose work explores, among other themes, first generation American and immigrant experience, artists' communities, the meaning of work, gender, queerness, and the confluence of urban and natural environments. The recipient of the 2020 NJ Poets Prize from the Journal of NJ Poets, paulA is the author of the poetry chapbook capricornucopia: the dream of the goats (Finishing Line Press 2018), and the co-author (with Nick Kline) of the photography/poetry collection Shirts & Skins (Shine Portrait Studio Press 2017). Other writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Red Wheelbarrow, The Coop: A Poetry Cooperative, Platform Review, Fiolet & Wing, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Newest Americans, City Brink, The Acentos Review, The Abuela Stories Project, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora, and elsewhere. paulA has been a teaching artist for the Rutgers-Newark based GlassBook Project, with pieces in various of its collections, and has also exhibited work at The Newark Museum, National Council on Aging, ArtFront Gallery, Gallery at 14 Maple, Index Art Center and the West Orange Arts Council. In 2018 paulA co-founded (with Boris Tsessarsky) Parkway North Productions, which has produced several films that have been selections at national and international film festivals, including the award-winning documentary The Remedy (2021) about two NJ hip hop artists/musicians, currently streaming on Tubi. A graduate of Rutgers-Newark’s MFA in Creative Writing program, paulA has received fellowships from the Arts Professional Learning Institute, the City of Newark, the New York Foundation for the Arts, CantoMundo, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the Disquiet International Literary Program paulA has taught at Rutgers-Newark and elsewhere, and is a co-founder of the Kale Soup for the Soul Luso-American reading series. Follow on Instagram @itinerantmuse and @parkwaynorthproductions.