Yara Liceaga-Rojas is a queer, Afro-Caribbean mother, writer/poet, performer, cultural manager, and educator, born in Puerto Rico, who currently resides in the Greater Boston area. Yara recently became a 2021-2023 Boston Neighborhood Fellow, and in 2019, a Brother Thomas Fellow. Her latest book, “Hacernos el adiós,” – about the experience of moving permanently from one’s country – was published by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture in 2019. Most recently, she has developed her consulting career in arts management and grant writing in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico, servicing artists, collectives, art businesses and other entities. She offers her services independently as well as via Mass MoCA’s Assets for Artists, Ágora Cultural Architects, and Inversión Cultural. Currently, she's redesigning her patreon page (patreon.com/yaraliceagarojas) as a space for fresh-from-the-oven writing endeavors. In the past few years, she's been the lead artist or curator of the following ongoing projects: Poetry Is Busy; El Despojo: ¿Alguien ha/Has Anyone?; and, Acentos espesos/Thick Accents. These projects have received support from the Cambridge Arts Council, The Boston Foundation, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Boston Arts Council & the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Boston, Kindle Project LLC, and The Boston Center for the Arts.
Poem "Hacernos el adios"
“Yara Liceaga-Rojas,” El proyecto de la literatura puertorriqueña: The Puerto Rican Literature Project, accessed July 29, 2021, https://puertoricanlit.org/items/show/50.