Espaillat, Rhina P.

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ESPAILLAT, Rhina P.

ESPAILLAT, Rhina P. American (born Dominican Republic), b. 1932. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Poetry, Essays. Career: Teacher and poet. NYC public schools, teacher, 1953-54; Jamaica High School, NY, teacher, 1965-80; NYC Board of Education, consultant, 1984-89. Publications: Lapsing to Grace: Poems and Drawings, 1992; Where Horizons Go, 1998; Rehearsing Absence, 2001; Mundo y Palabra/The World and the Word (chapbook), 2001. Contributor of poetry to anthologies and textbooks. Contributor of poetry, essays, and short stories to publications. Address: 12 Charron Dr, Newburyport, MA 01950, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected].com