Laura V. Rivera

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Laura V. Rivera is a Los Angeles based writer and performer originally from Puerto Rico. She is the founding editor of online poetry journal, Circle, which features young emerging Los Angeles artists and poets. Her works include “You Will Close Your Eyes,” a live group hypnosis performed in Machine Project, LA. She is a UCLA Creative Writing alumn, where she founded the Society of Poetry in 2010, and is now approaching studies in clinical psychology and traditional psychoanalysis. She is to publish a chapbook of photographs and poetry documenting a transmigration, City of the Soul. Her new chapbook of poems, Apartment Complex, features work written during periods of experimental hermitism. Her work has appeared in Night Papers of Night Gallery, Westwind, and Circle. She is interested in effecting altered states, making destructive video, and amateur brain surgery.