Marina Carreira


Marina Carreira is a queer Luso-American writer and multimedia artist from Newark, NJ. She is the author of “Save the Bathwater” (Get Fresh Books, 2018) and “I Sing to That Bird Knowing It Won’t Sing Back” (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Marina is a recipient of the Sundress Academy for the Arts Summer 2021 Residency fellowship and a finalist in the Platypus Press Broken River Prize 2020. As a visual artist, she has exhibited her work at Morris Museum, ArtFront Galleries, West Orange Arts Council, Monmouth University Center for the Arts, and Living Incubator Performance Space {LIPS} in the Gateway Project Spaces in Newark, NJ. She is a founding member of “Brick City Collective”, a Newark-based multicultural, multimedia group working for social change through the arts.

As a creative, Marina Carreira’s work investigates gender/sexual, cultural/social identity as it relates to urban, immigrant American spaces and centers on various subjects and themes, mostly comprising of family dynamics, motherhood, spirituality as a form of dissent, intersectional feminism and activism, the bicultural and queer self, the “female” body and sex-positivity, the dangers of capitalism, white privilege, and the struggles of mental health and addiction.


Selected Works