Ines Rivera Prosdocimi is a writer and painter. Her writing has appeared in the Afro-Hispanic Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Hispanic Cultural Review, Kweli, PALABRA, Pterodáctilo, Poet Lore, The Caribbean Writer, and elsewhere. Recently, her manuscript “The Flamboyan’s Red Petals,” was a finalist in the 2010 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award competition. When Ines isn’t writing, she is painting. In 2003, she received a BA in Fine Arts from VA Tech. Her first solo show, “Figure Compositions,” took place that same year. She has since actively exhibited in the DC metro area. To see some of her work, please, visit: www.wix.com/inesprivera/home. If ever faced with a free minute or more, Ines can usually be found sparring with one of her pets, which she lovingly calls her ‘Wombats,’ or teleporting herself to different places via her ‘children,’ better known as, books.