Nina is a Nuyorican Wellesley woman. Raised in the Hudson Valley she spent her summers in the Lower East Side with her abuelita (whose name she performs under). After graduating from Columbia Law School she left Manhattan for a simpler life with her partner in the Florida Panhandle.
She has featured at Acentos Bronx Poetry Showcase, louderMONDAYS, Tixe, the Bluestockings Café and has been published in Nothing But the Dirt We Are Made Of- Poetry in and around the louderARTS Project. From 2003 until 2005 she hosted the Dia de los Muertos poetry reading at Columbia University. An autobiographical poet Nina tries to make the reader see inside of herself and at the world at the same time.
Currently Nina is editing her collection and preparing to start as an adjunct professor at Florida State University. Her academic work focuses on Human Rights, Genocide and International Adjudication.
Nina believes that poetry, bread and justice are for everyone and works every day towards making that hope a reality.
She can be reached at ninanuyorican at yahoo dot com. Her online journal, which floats between the personal and the political, can be read at ninanuyorican.blogspot.com