Yarisa Colón Torres

1977 –

Yarisa Colón Torres was born on March 1, 1977, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was raised both on the island and in New York. She is a poet, educator, and creator of handmade books.

Colón Torres has published her poetry independently for more than two decades. She has also organized artisanal book creation workshops and collaborated with visual artists, performers, musicians, and artisans in various projects involving the written word. Among her most recent poetry books are Enredadera y Colmillo (2019) and Viento Abajo (2022).

In 2022, she was named an inaugural Letras Boricuas Fellow by the Flamboyan Foundation. Colón Torres also works as an adjunct professor at Bronx Community College, CUNY. She lives in Queens, New York.