Brandel France de Bravo

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Brandel France de Bravo's first collection of poems, Provenance (WWPH, 2008), was a semifinalist for the Academy of American Poets' Walt Whitman prize and won the Washington Writers' Publishing Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Natural Bridge, Fugue, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review and The American Voice, as well as in anthologies such as The Beacon Best of 1999, Creative Writing by Men and Women of All Colors; Fathers, A Collection of Poems; Outsiders, Poems About Rebels, Exiles and Renegades; and Hunger and Thirst. In 2009 the Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded Ms. France de Bravo the Larry Neal Writers' prize in poetry. She has also received an artist fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. As co-author of Trees Make the Best Mobiles: Simple Ways to Raise your Child in a Complex World (St. Martin's Press), Ms. France de Bravo has appeared on the Today Show and many other television and radio programs. Ms. France de Bravo is a graduate of Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers.

Her translations of Mexican poetry and the letters of Subcomandante Marcos, leader of Mexico's Chiapas insurgency, have been published in various anthologies and TriQuarterly. She is currently on the board of PEN Mexico.

She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and daughter and is Director of Public Affairs at the National Research Center for Women and Families.

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