VOTM: What’s the most unusual experience you’ve had at a reading?
RIVERA: My most unusual and worst experience at a reading was reading at a venue next to a gay Mexican bar and having to read over very loud Cumbia. It didn’t go well.
Alma Rosa Rivera is a Chicana poet, spoken word artist, and community organizer. Classic horror films, 70’s shirts and Mexican paper mache skeletons are of some of her most favorite things on this planet. She is currently working on Feathered Serpent: The Raven and The Poetry, a collection of bird themed Chicana poetry and short stories.