Ceiba, its roots slate gray, thin and tall like walls,provided protection contra el sol sofocante.Provided materials for the Taínos to build canoes with. Its bark was solid but kept over rough waves.The canoe fishing, tradition. No one bats an eyeif you can’t catch a fish. Pero eres una anomalía if you can’t cook a family dish passed down generationsthat somehow… Read more →
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, S. Salazar has always felt at home in the mountains. As an English teacher, she strove to show students that success isn’t defined by background.
S. is published in Harpur Palate, The Acentos Review, Booth Journal, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. She's currently juggling multiple poetry and young adult fiction manuscripts that explore generational trauma, identity, Latinx heritage, diaspora, and mental health. Her debut poetry collection, Raíces, Relics, and Other Ghosts will be published by Aldrich Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books, in 2023.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found hiking with loved ones, talking to her parrot, Gizmo, and gushing over every dog she sees.