Raquel is a 22 year old Gemini living in Southern California with her fiancé. Her debut poetry chapbook “Born to Electrify” is published with Sadie Girl Press. She has served as a board member as head chair of the programming division for the Friends of The Montebello Library. She performs at open-mics at Half-Off Books, The Ugly Mug, The Daily Brew Coffee Bar, and Gatsby Books. She was formerly a member of the Writer’s Club of Whittier. She is an assistant editor to Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets. Her poetry has been previously published and can be found in Rattle, Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets, East Jasmine Review, Kleft Jaw Press, Poetry in Motion, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, River’s Voice, and Bank-Heavy Press. She hosts an open-mic called Moon Pixel every last Friday of the month at Half Off Books Whittier, CA from 7:30p.m.-9:30 p.m.
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