Pluma Sumaq

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Pluma Sumaq

Pluma Sumaq is a poet, writer, and photographer. A two-time VONA fellow, she is the recipient of a Poets 11 award and the creator of a chapbook of poetry by people in the sex trade titled, Places of Eclipse. Her article “A Disgrace Reserved for Prostitutes: Complicity & The Beloved Community” was published in LIES, Volume II: A Journal of Materialist Feminism. Her writing has appeared in The Body Is Not an Apology, and she’s recently completed a writing residency at Hedgebrook. Having grown up on the border of Harlem and Washington Heights in New York, as well as in between Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, her work is largely influenced by a lived experience of magical realism. She lives in California and is working on her first book, in a genre that is yet to be determined.