I'm working on a collection of nonfiction pieces interweaving the political and the intimate, for which I initially received a grant from Artist Trust. An alumna of the 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop, I recently finished my first novel in English.
I'm a resident playwright and dramaturge at eSe Teatro, and eight of my plays have been presented in Seattle, including the most recent Fermín’s Great Book of Dreams, a fantasy play for all ages. This fall I will direct Two Big Black Bags, my play about a veteran of the Malvinas/Falklands war who undertakes a magical journey across the Americas. My plays have a strong sense of place, and often explore the blessings and pitfalls of being rooted in a language and culture. More than just a means to tell a story, language often becomes an end in itself that shapes what happens on stage. My plays also merge realism with magical elements, pushing the boundaries of what we perceive as real and disrupting that notion by means of the characters’ dreams and imaginations. I'm the author of the book Islas imaginadas. La guerra de Malvinas en la literatura y el cine argentinos(Imaginary Islands: The Malvinas/Falklands War in Argentine Literature and Film, 2012) and the protagonist and co-scriptwriter of the 2012 award winning documentary film La forma exacta de las islas (The Exact Shape of the Islands). My articles on literature and culture have appeared in books (Greenwood, Salem, University of Pittsburgh Press), as well as in academic journals (Hispamérica, Kamchatka, Intertexts). My teaching career spans two decades. I taught at Rutgers while I was completing my graduate work, and held professorships at Oregon State University and the National University of Rosario in Argentina. For a few years, I ran my own language school in Kitsap County, where I served students of all ages and abilities. I also worked at West Sound Academy, a preparatory school in the Seattle area, where I helped establish the Spanish International Baccalaureate program and restructure the language curriculum. While at WSA, I taught Documentary Film and Journalism, and coordinated the Creative, Active and Service components of the IB program.
As a freelance writer, I've produced articles on literature and language for companies such as ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, eNotes and FluentU. I've worked as a translator within academia and the film industry, and have years of experience in administration for nonprofits.
I live outside of Seattle with my husband, our three boys, and a sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback named Daisy.
You can also check out my typewriter poetry + art project, PoemasEternos.