Carina del Valle Schorske

Carina del Valle Schorske is a writer and translator living between New York City and Puerto Rico. Her essays and criticism have been published in many venues including Bookforum, The Believer, The Common, Virginia Quarterly Review, and the New York Times Magazine, where she is a contributing writer. Her cover story on Bad Bunny was featured on CBS, and her essay on the social history of her grandmother’s apartment building in Washington Heights was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. Alongside Ricardo Maldonado, Erica Mena, and Raquel Salas Rivera, she co-edited Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a bilingual anthology of contemporary poetry from both the archipelago and diaspora (Anomalous Press, 2019). She won Gulf Coast’s 2016 Prize for her translations of the Puerto Rican poet Marigloria Palma–an ongoing project. Her debut essay collection, The Other Island, was honored with a Whiting Nonfiction Grant in 2020 and is forthcoming from Riverhead Books.