Christina Vega-Westhoff is a poet, translator, aerialist, performer, choreographer, and teaching artist living in Buffalo, NY. She teaches writing and movement with Just Buffalo Literary Center, the Geneseo Migrant Center, and The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts.
Vega-Westhoff teaches with an ecological, somatic, and multilingual emphasis and has been leading poetry and movement workshops (in Spanish and English) for over fifteen years. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona and a BA in English-Creative Writing and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She has certifications in Hatha Yoga, MomentOm Arts Aerial Yoga, and Nimble Arts’ Intro to Aerial Arts. She is the author of Suelo Tide Cement, which won the 2017 Nightboat Poetry Prize and was published in 2018. Her work has appeared recently in Emergency INDEX, Words Without Borders, Best American Experimental Writing, and P-Queue.