Ana Maria Fores Tamayo

Ana Maria Fores Tamayo


Being an academic not paid enough for her trouble, Ana M. Fores Tamayo wanted instead to do something that mattered: work with asylum seekers. She advocates for marginalized refugee families from Mexico, Central America, and most recently, many other countries from which people flee. Working with asylum seekers is heart wrenching, yet satisfying. It is also quite humbling. Her labor has eased her own sense of displacement, being a child refugee, always trying to find home. In parallel, poetry and photography are her escape: she has published in The Raving Press, Acentos Review, Main Street Rag, Shenandoah, and many other anthologies and journals, both in the US and internationally, online and in-print. Her poetry in translation and its accompanying photography have been featured in art fairs and galleries as well. Ediciones Valparaiso in Spain published her book of poems, PEREGRINA, this past June 2022.

She hopes you like her art; it is a catharsis from the cruelty yet ecstasy of her work. Through it, she keeps tilting at windmills.


Social Media: @anamfores

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