Ana Portnoy Brimmer, Poet and Organiser

Ana Portnoy Brimmer is a poet, freelance translator, and organizer from Puerto Rico. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Puerto Rico, and is an alumna of the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark. To Love an Island, her debut poetry collection, was originally the winner of YesYes Books’ 2019 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest. Que tiemble, a derivative work in Spanish, was published with La Impresora in April 2023. Ana is the winner of the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest 2020, she was awarded a 2023 MASS MoCA Fellowship for Artists from Puerto Rico and was named one of Poets & Writers 2021 Debut Poets. Her work has been published in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Southeast Review, Gulf Coast, Society and Space, Sixth Finch, Foundry Journal, Sx Salon, Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm, among others. Ana is the daughter of Mexican-Jewish immigrants, resides in Puerto Rico, and finds hope in the poetics of dance parties and revolution. 



Distance is a Place
To Love An Island : Poetry Workshop