Natasha Tiniacos (1981) is a Venezuelan poet, researcher, and educator. She has published two books of poems Historia privada de un etcĂ©tera (Los libros del fuego, 2016), finalist for the Grand Prix LittĂ©raire of the Association of Caribbean Writers, and Mujer a fuego lento (Equinoccio, 2007) National University Prize in Literature Award, in Venezuela.

She has been a poet in residence in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for SU-CASA Program, the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa, Vermont Studio Center, and Camac, Centre D’ Art in Marnay-sur-Seine, France. She was also 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 artist teaching practice has focused on bilingual workshops of poetry to seniors of the Washington Heights community, in Manhattan, where she currently lives.