Yolanda Gallardo

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Yolanda Gallardo is a poet, playwright, and novelist from the Bronx in New York to parents of Cuban and Venezuelan/Puerto Rican heritage. Her play, Everybody Knows My Business, has been performed in Puerto Rico and optioned for Off Broadway. She’s the author of a digital poetry collection, The Fragile Thread (Word Wrangler Press), and her poems have been published in journals including Long Shot Magazine and Chiricú Journal. 



The Glass Eye is Gallardo’s debut novel, which brings a Latinx Bronx community to vivid life in this story full of local customs and manners, a culture that is “close to home” in her case. She uses her own personal experiences as a Latina living in the Bronx to write this charming novel.


What the critics have said:

“A good-natured domestic comedy set amid the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx. Everyone knows everyone, and there is a story about everyone; every relationship has a history, and Gallardo playfully recounts them all. There is no shortage of action here—the novel is vibrating with birth and death and tragedy…Charming.”—Kirkus Reviews