Artists

Raquel Polanco

Raquel Polanco is a Hispanic-American poet in her mid-twenties who is continually inspired by God, humpback whales, tall trees, Jupiter, and castles made of sand. Her roots can be traced back to Mayan and Taino ancestors through her father and mother’s Dominican and Honduran origins. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Raquel became an avid speaker and prolific writer within her community and throughout the Pacific Northwest. She centers most of her writing around the politics of culture, gender, spirituality, depth of emotions, heartache, and the essence of human interconnectedness. She currently resides in Portland, OR where she spends her down time daydreaming, hammocking, or exploring delicious plant based eateries – all the while writing poetry in her head.

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