Natasha Tiniacos (b. 1981 Venezuela) is a Manhattan based poet and educator.
She has published two books of poems Historia privada de un etcétera (Los libros del fuego, 2016), finalist for the Grand Prix Littéraire of the Association of Caribbean Writers, and Mujer a fuego lento (Equinoccio, 2007) National University Prize in Literature, in Venezuela.
She has been a poet in residence for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa, Vermont Studio Center, and Camac, Centre D’ Art in Marnay-sur-Seine, France. She was US Embassy in Caracas visiting professor of American Literature in the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and after finishing her MFA in Poetry in New York University, she lectured language and literature classes in NYU, Fordham, and CUNY.
Her poetry delves in fragmentation, is a constant research and reaction to the Spanish language and sound. At the moment she is working in limine between her third manuscript and a new project for opera that she is developing in the frame of the New York Foundation for the Arts: Performing and Literary Arts 2019 program. This will be her first bilingual work.
Her artist teaching practice has focused on bilingual workshops of poetry to seniors of the Washington Heights community in Manhattan, where she currently lives.