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Leaning into the Unknown: Marina Carreira

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Marina Carreira

Poet and Visual Arist 

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Marina Carreira is a queer Luso-American writer and multimedia artist from Newark, NJ. She is the author of “Save the Bathwater” (Get Fresh Books, 2018) and “I Sing to That Bird Knowing It Won’t Sing Back” (Finishing Line Press, 2017). She has work featured in Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Paterson Literary Review, The Acentos Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Green Mountain Review, Hinchas de Poesia, wildness journal, and Harpoon Review. Marina is a recipient of the Sundress Academy for the Arts Summer 2021 Residency fellowship. Her chapbook, “tanto tanto”, was a Headmistress Press – 2020 Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest Semi-Finalist. As a visual artist, she has exhibited her work at Morris Museum, ArtFront Galleries, West Orange Arts Council, Monmouth University Center for the Arts, and Living Incubator Performance Space {LIPS} in the Gateway Project Spaces in Newark, NJ.  She is founding member of “Brick City Collective”, a Newark-based multicultural, multimedia group working for social change through the arts.


Leaning into the Unknown Performance Summary

“Tanto Tanto” is Carreira’s new full-length manuscript of poems centered on queer love told through the lens of immigrant culture during the pandemic. Audiences will view her paintings which serve as the backdrop to her staged reading of thirteen new works that highlight the impact that compulsory heterosexuality has on queer first-generation Luso-American women.

Social Media

Instagram: @savethebathwater
Twitter: @maketheunknown