Paula Neves received her MFA from Rutgers University-Newark. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gávea-Brown Journal, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora: An Anthology, PoetsWest Public Radio (www.kser.org), and Quiddity International Literary Journal. A 2014 Canto Mundo fellow, she has also received scholarships from the Luso-American Development Foundation, the Disquiet Literary Program and West Chester Poetry Conference. She is a featured reader in the Kale Soup for the Soul series, which has presented panels, readings and workshops nationwide. She teaches English composition and creative writing, once played (bad) guitar in a middle aged garage band (and may do it again) and blogs itinerantly at http://www.paulaneves.net.
from her poem The Catholic and the Mormon Who Met at Mardi Gras
“As if! Ah, silly girl, parthenogenesis is Mary’s deal,
and her son just a guy in one long dress,
and, despite appearances, I’m not the boy of my father’s eye—
just a girl who wants to find you again and proselytize.”
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