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Petra Salazar is a coyote (regional term for an indohispano/anglo racial identity) from Española, New Mexico aka “Spaña.” Petra's work has been published or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Sonora Review, The Southampton Review, Latin American Literature Today, and elsewhere.

Petra teaches children at a Montessori school and adults at They consider teaching and poetry as healing, liberatory practices that occur both inside and outside traditional learning and literary spaces.

Petra holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from UNC-Greensboro, where they graduated as a Fred Chappell Fellow. They also hold a Master of Education degree & a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Washington University. Petra has received other training as an Army National Guard diesel mechanic, certified master gardener, herbalism apprentice, community organizer, higher ed administrator, and mindfulness and Tai chi practitioner. 

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