Recent Publications

Caribbean Cautionary Tales Volume 1 (2017). Creative non-fiction book co-written with Jamaican art writer and independent curator Nicole Smythe-Johnson and Puerto Rican artist Sofia Gallisá Muriente. Available for purchase; contact rachelellisneyra@gmail.com

Reviews and Art Writing

“On Digital Sand”, of Agnès Varda’s aesthetic tides, BOMB. 3/27/2017.

“The Stand” post-apocalyptic group show at P! [P Exclamation] ARTFORUM Critic’s Pick. 2/10/2017.

“Ash and Gold, Tim Portlock”  ARTFORUM Critic’s Pick. 6/29/2016.

“The Mind’s Eye,”  ARTFORUM Film Column about Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s solo show at the New Museum. 5/23/2016.

“Édouard Glissant’s L’Intention poétique/Poetic Intention. Trans. Nathalie Stephens (Nightboat Books),” Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora 12.2 (Fall/Winter 2011 *actually published 2013): 93-101.


¿Este flamboyán o este?” in Subtropical Dry, Nicole Cecilia Delgado. La Impresora, San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 2016.

The Idea Rock N’ Roll Song is 3 Minutes Long” as sound recording in Ampersand and in print in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 25.3. February 2016.

“¿Este flamboyán o este?” in El Diario de Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico. August 2015.

The Sublime, Backwards” Center for the Arts Blog, Wesleyan University. September 2014.

“Bebo in Agnefit / Bebo en Agnefit” trans. Susana Haug Morales, and

“Our America, reduxi / Nuestra America, reduxi“, Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language & Culture 29.1&2 (2012/13): 3-12.

“Antioccidente I [Antioccident I]”,

“Todavía Encallada [Still Shored]”,

“Arte Poética II [Ars Poetica II]” and

“Tras Versos Dionisíacos, Dafne Regresa a Convertirse en Arbol [After Dionysian Lines, Daphne Returns to Becoming a Tree]”, La Gaceta de Cuba 1.1 (2013): 52-53.

Sound Pieces

Bunchadykes, a collaborative concept album. January 2016.

Podcast, Debt and Poetics at Sugar House Sound, Salt Lake City, Utah. February 2017.


“The Ideal Rock N’ Roll Song is 3 Minutes Long,” (poem-essay) Special Issue on “Lingering in Latinidad: Theory, Aesthetics, and Performance in Latina/o Studies,” ed. Joshua J. Guzmán and Christina A. León, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 25.3 (February 2016).

“Hearing the Cry in Black Diasporic and Latina/o Poetics,” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture Web 15.4 (December 2013).

“The Orphic Condition of José Lezama Lima, Derek Walcott, and New World Poetics,” Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language & Culture 27.1&2 (Fall/Winter 2010/11 *actually published October 2012.): 45-68.

“From ¡Patria o muerte! to El rincón de la paciencia: Reading the Cuban Nation in Time in Memorias del subdesarrollo, Fresa y chocolate, and Suite Habana,” La Habana Elegante: Revista semestral de literature y cultura cubana, caribeña, latinoamericana, y de estética 52 (Fall/Winter 2012).

(Photo location: P! Gallery, January 2017.)