PALOMA SIERRA (she/her) is a Puerto Rican writer, translator, educator, and curator. She writes poetry, plays, screenplays, musical theatre books, and opera librettos.

 

Paloma has developed plays, musicals, and operas with various theater companies, including Project Y, Theatre Now New York, Poetic Theater Productions, and Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Her poetry and translations appear in Bridge: The Bluffton University Journal, Persephone's Daughters, and Sampsonia Way. Her screenplay "Open Frame" is a finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Grant 2021.

 

As the Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County 2020-2021, Paloma curated a virtual workshop series with City of Asylum. The series, titled "Between Poetry and Performance," reimagined Poetry through theater and film.

 

A Fulbright Scholar 2021-2022, Paloma plans to study Theater Translation at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Paloma is a member of the Dramatists' Guild and New Play Exchange. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing and a BHA in Creative Writing and Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Paloma is currently available for writing commissions and to facilitate writing workshops.