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R. Flowers Rivera

"Channel fear into creativity through introspection & imagination."
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Published Books
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Gaynette, Undaunted

(work-in-progress, 2022)

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Heathen

(February, 2015)

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Troubling Accents

(July, 2013)

Hey my darlings,

It's Raquel.

I am a Mississippian — Writer, Poet, and Educator. My passion lies at the nexus of intersectionality, where I continuously learn and unlearn what makes us all human.

R Flowers Rivera

Awards & Recognitions

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Other Publications

My work ranges from published books to poetry and short stories.

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I’ve always been an outsider—looking for any glimpse of those wandering like myself, so I’m intent on creating the space for other writers and journey artists whom gatekeepers have overlooked—the purgatory to which countless have been abandoned. I refuse to become a dead library—without first sharing as much as I can in terms of knowledge, craft, inspiration, introspection suffused with lyricism.

R. Flowers Rivera

Appearances
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Raq

Playlist

Raq ⭐ constitutes an ongoing, intergenerational playlist (80+ hours of curated music) situated in Black history, culture, documentation, and memory. The Official #RatchetAuntie Playlist (#Raq ⭐via Spotify) offers a generalist’s compendium intended to foreground the musical throughlines that arise both in daily life and personal explorations of creativity and thought while eschewing notions of respectability politics.

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