PALOMA SIERRA
is a Puerto Rican writer, translator, and filmmaker.

Inaugural Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County, Paloma has written and directed award-winning videopoems screened internationally at ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth, Down East Flick Fest, and Fotogenia, among other festivals. Her poetry and translations are featured in Nature & Culture International Poetry Anthology, Poetry Film Live, Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal, Persephone’s Daughters, and Sampsonia Way Magazine.


A City Theatre Miami National Short Play Award finalist, she has developed plays, musicals, and operas with Project Y, Poetic Theater Productions, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and White Snake Projects. She has also supported the development of 20+ short and full-length plays and their journeys onto renowned festivals such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival as a teaching artist and dramaturg.


A graduate of Carnegie Mellon, Paloma 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 studies theater translation at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.


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