Rhina Espaillat
Poetry

Rhina Espaillat

Poetry

bio

Rhina P. Espaillat has published twelve full-length books and three chapbooks, most recently a poetry collection titled And After All. Her work, which comprises poetry, essays and short stories in both English and her native Spanish, and translations from and into both languages, appears in numerous journals, anthologies and websites. She has received many national and international awards, including the Richard Wilbur Award, the Nemerov Prize, the Eliot Prize, several annual awards from the New England Poetry Club, the Poetry Society of America and the Frost Foundation, various honors from the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Culture, and a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from Salem State College. A founding member of the Melopoeia trio, Espaillat performs with poet Alfred Nicol and guitarist John Tavano.

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