Angelina Sáenz, “I come from a place where all we knew was to be ghetto fabulous and together”


(December, 2019)

Born and raised in urban Los Angeles, Angelina Sáenz is a poet whose work focuses on memory, mujeres and motherhood. A public school teacher in LAUSD, she is eternally inspired by the daily dynamics of family life, classroom and community. She is a UCLA Writing Project fellow, an alumna of the VONA/Voices Workshop for Writers of Color and a Macondo Writer’s Workshop Fellow. Her work has appeared in venues such as Diálogo, Split this Rock, Out of Anonymity and Angels Flight Literary West. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and hosts the monthly poetry reading series, La Palabra, in Northeast Los Angeles.

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