Poet and writer.
Sussy <em> Santana </em>
Sussy <em> Santana </em>
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Sussy Santana

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Sussy Santana is a poet who lives in Providence, RI. She was born in the Dominican Republic in September 1976. She published a set of poems called Good Hair and other poems in February 2010. Sussy's work is inspired by every-day life.

The use of "Spanglish" is common in her poetry, as well as is the mention of characters and folk customs in the Dominican Republic. With her character, La Poetera, Sussy personifies a typical Dominican Marchanta that gives voice to the injustices committed against the people of the DR. Her poetry speaks to the bicultural immigrant experience of being caught between two cultures, that of her native country and also her adopted one.