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Luna del Flor

Luna del Flor crafts poetry as a mirror and healer intersecting her lifelong passion for justice, equality, and the healing of humanity with her artistic goal of dialogue through individual and shared experiences in rhyme. Raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Liza’s Caribbean roots have pulsated her rhythmic poetry into performance art. She has been performing for over 20 years, having her poetry commissioned for and performed at VDay One Billion Rising, International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month, Caribbean Carnival festivals, Indigenous Peoples Day, and Boston Celebrity Series events. She has graced the stage as a musical performer for her hometown's annual Semana Hispana festivities and has performed in or has been an organizer for events throughout the United States and Canada. She has been an invited speaker for the Brimmer May Bissell Grogan Symposium and her poem Beautiful Petals was selected as part of Creatives of Color Boston's exhibition Blooming Truths. She was also a featured poet for the art exhibit Hopscotch at Lasell University and the MassArt Museum series Drawing Together.

Liza Zayas, photo by John Brewer Photography

Liza Zayas, photo by John Brewer Photography

Liza has been chosen by Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to present her work as one of its Neighborhood Salon Luminaries and by The Lawrence Arts Collective as one of its Social Practice Artists in Residence for the City of Lawrence. She has been gifted a grant by Art Place America to support her artistic and cultural contributions to the community, and, musically, she is featured as a writer and performer on several independent house music labels and has been DJing for over 20 years. She has been a poetry columnist at Oddball Magazine and also curates events with others in the roles of the organizer, promoter, stage manager, talent coordinator, moderator, judge, hostess, performer, or DJ for social justice movements, dance and film events, fundraisers, and community building

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