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Nanette Rayman Rivera's Biography

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Dec 2008

Nanette Rayman Rivera, two-time Pushcart nominee is author of the new poetry collection: shana linda ~ pretty pretty from Scattered Light Publications.




She is also the author of Project: Butterflies by Foothhills Publishing and a chapbook, alegrias, by Lopside Press. Her new poetry book, shana linda – pretty, pretty was just published by Scattered Light Publications. She is the first winner of the Glass Woman Prize for memoir and her poem: Shoes, was published in Best of the Net 2007. She was recently nominated Best of the Net 2009 by Slant Journal. Publications include The Worcester Review, Oranges & Sardines, MiPOesias, Pebble Lake Review, Carve Magazine, Stirring's Steamiest Six (along with Sharon Olds), Pedestal, Wheelhouse, The Berkeley Fiction Review, Barnwood, Snow Monkey, Three Candles, Sein Und Werden, Carousel, decomp, ditch, Prick of the Spindle, grasslimb, The Wilderness House Literary Review, Dragonfire, blossombones, Barnwood, Dirty Napkin, Arsenic Lobster, Magnolia, unmoveable feast, Thirteen Myna Birds, Hobble Creek Review, Green Silk – Best of Issue, Gold Wake Press, Whistling Shade and Featured Poet in Up the Staircase. Upcoming: Gargoyle, Blue Fifth Review, Bolts of Silk, The Clearfield Review, Contemporary American Poetry, Counterexample Poetry. She is listed in IMBD and Turner Classic Movies for her roles in Stephan’s Silver Bell and Guns on the Clackamas. She played a silent waitress on All My Children.


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Upcoming Works

my new memoir, to live on the wind, was published yesterday by Scattered Light Publications:


Recommended Links


Foothills Publishing , Scattered Light Publications

Interests & Hobbies

writing, reading, working out, food, fashion