Dora Prieto

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Dora Prieto is a Mexican-Canadian emerging writer and translator. Raised between rural Nova Scotia and Chiapas, Dora is at home in central Mexico and on the west coast. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Acentos Review, Room Magazine, and SOMOS Magazine among others. She currently lives, dances, and writes on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, also known as Vancouver. She is completing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.


Cover Photo: This illustration shows two brown hands holding a collection of green gems--some are cut to look as if they are sparkling, others show old Spanish newspaper clippings. In the facets of one gem, we seem men holding up guns and pointing them toward the sky.

when his niece asks / tell me about Chía, the answer is always just: it’s a long story / but I think what you’re telling me, is that language is an inadequate grieving

Feb 16, 2022