is a Puerto Rican writer, translator, and filmmaker.

Inaugural Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County, Paloma’s poetry and translations appear in Film Poetry Live, Bridge: The Bluffton University Journal, Persephone’s Daughters, and Sampsonia Way Magazine. She most recently wrote and directed a series of videopoems, which premiered and received awards at HITN ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Festival, Down East Flick Fest, and Festival Fotogenia, among many other festivals. A City Theatre Miami National Short Play Award finalist, she has produced and developed plays, musicals, and operas with various companies, including Project Y Theatre Company, Theatre Now New York, Poetic Theater Productions, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and White Snake Projects.

A writer, teaching artist, and dramaturg, Paloma has facilitated the development of 20+ short and full-length plays, supporting their journeys onto regional theaters and renowned festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Paloma is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon, where she earned an MFA in Dramatic Writing, and a BHA in Creative Writing and Drama with university and college honors. She is also an alumna of the Fornés Playwriting Workshop, a Latinx Theatre Commons initiative that cultivates the next generation of U.S. Latinx theater artists through the study of María Irene Fornés’ legacy.

A Fulbright Student, Paloma currently lives in Argentina, where she pursues studies in literary translation at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, home to a postgraduate specialization with a theatrical translation focus, and the only program of its kind in Latin America.

Paloma is now open for commissions, workshops, feedback consultations, and artist talks.

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