Denise Ruiz

Denise Santina Ruiz is a poet, mother and an agitator. She was a two-time finalist for the annual Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Competition, and has featured in such events/venues as the Annual Barrio Arts Festival, the Athenaeum Theater, Batey Urbano, Ponce-at-night among others. Denise recently wrote and performed in Unnatural Spaces, from the Guild Complex’s Poetry-Performance Incubator. She has also taught poetry and creative writing to youth in the Humboldt Park community where she was born and raised. She believes in real talk, revolution and statement earrings.


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