Francisco Félix

Francisco Félix was born on September 18, 1990, in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. He grew up in Carolina and Trujillo Alto. He is a writer. He studied Sociology and Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He published the books of poems Esta Isla (Alayubia, 2019) and Sobre los domingos (La Impresora, 2019). He participated in the La Práctica program of Beta Local in 2019. El Nuevo Día has reviewed his texts, and some of his poems have been translated into English and Portuguese. Other poems have been published in the Low-Fi Ardentía, Demoliendo Hoteles, and Fracas magazines. In his blog, Rumiares Repetidos, he comments on literature. Currently, he lives in western Puerto Rico. Francisco Félix dreams of “devising ways for the exercise of writing and reading to migrate from the few privileged spaces to the community in general. We must recognize the importance of writing in life. Education is the pillar to reform and rebuild a society that has suffered from austerity policies in recent years by government institutions. It’s up to us to work with projects that satisfy the needs of our fellow human beings.” About being named a Letras Boricuas Fellow, Francisco shares that “I am very honored to be part of this award-winning group of Puerto Rican writers. There are immensely talented people in Puerto Rico with a commitment to books and literature. In such turbulent times, being a writer is a challenge to the crisis. I would not have received this opportunity without the support of that community so supportive, committed, and willing.”