Sussy Santana

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Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Poet
Location United States
Introduction Sussy Santana is a poet, performer, and cultural organizer using writing as a tool for healing. Much of her work explores the bi-cultural and bilingual experience through text and performance. She's currently exploring the intersection of arts and public health. Specifically working in community healing through collective performance. Creating artistic interventions at local health clinics. Santana is the author of Pelo Bueno y otros poemas (2010), RADIO ESL a poetry cd (2012), and the chapbook Poemas Dom├ęsticos (2018). Her poems have been featured in various anthologies and magazines. Santana is a 2015 MacColl Johnson Fellowship recipient, the first Latina writer to win the distinction. In February, 2020 she was selected by The City of Providence and the Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism as one of five artist to participate in the Creative Community Health Worker Fellowship, a new pilot training in Artist Facilitation and Community Health Work. She currently works at the Providence Healthy Communities Office.