Posted by: nebula61 | February 4, 2016

Featured Fem | Meet Beatriz Fernandez

THE FEM

Bea headshotBeatriz Fitzgerald Fernandez is a Latina poet and a university Reference Librarian in Miami.  She grew up in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Peruvian and Puerto Rican parents.  She began to write for publication after she won Writer’s Digest’s 2nd annual poetry contest; since then, she’s read her poetry on WLRN, South Florida’s NPR news station and received a Pushcart prize nomination. Recent poetry appears in Minerva Rising Literary Journal, When Women Waken and Words Dance. Her first chapbook, Shining from a Different Firmament, (Finishing Line Press) was accepted for presentation at the Miami Book Fair International last year. She will be serving as a judge for Poetry Press Week during the O, Miami poetry festival in 2016.

Fem: Tell us about your chapbooks.

Beatriz Fernandez: My first chapbook, Shining from a Different Firmament, (Finishing Line Press, 2015) begins with a ghazal in the voice of Hypatia, who has…

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