Barbara de la Cuesta
Barbara de la Cuesta is the author of the novel The Gold Mine, a long poem If There Weren't So Many of Them, and Westerly, a work of non-fiction in the field of arts therapy. Her fiction has appeared in California Quarterly and The Texas Review. She has received fellowships from the New Jersey Arts Council, the Geraldine Dodge Foundation to attend the Virginia Colony, and the Massachusetts Artists' Foundation, as well as a fellowship to Ragdale. Two of her plays have been produced off-off Broadway and she has been a visiting playwright at the Syracuse Stage. She currently teaches Spanish at Ocean County College and has taught literature and writing. She holds a master's degree in Creative Nonfiction from Lesley College as well as a MA in English Literature from Vanderbilt University.