bio

paulA neves, writer, mixed-media artist, educator, and Newark, NJ native, is the author of capricornucopia: the dream of the goats (Finishing Line Press 2018) and the co-author of Shirts & Skins (Shine Portrait Studio Press 2017). Other writing has appeared in The Acentos Review, Cleaver Magazine, The Abuela Stories Project, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora, and elsewhere. neves teaches for various humanities programs at Rutgers University, and is a teaching artist-in-residence for the GlassBook Project, with mixed media works exhibited in various of its collections, as well as in shows at Index Art Center and the West Orange Arts Council. Both neves' writing and art focus on themes of family, identity, (dis)place(ment), work, loss and spirituality. neves has received fellowships/residencies from CantoMundo, the Sundress Academy for the Arts and the Disquiet International Literary Program and is a founding 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: paula7neves@gmail.com or