2019 Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.

2019-2021 Writer for the Art for Justice Fund at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

2019 Playwright Fellow at the Sundance Institute Playwrights and Composer Retreat at Ucross, Wyoming.

2018-2019 Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Jazz Residency.

2018 Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry.

The 2018 National Book Award Longlist: Poetry for lo terciario/the tertiary.

Recipient of the 2018 Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets, chosen by Alberto Ríos.

2018 CantoMundo Fellow

Named the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.

First Place for Poetry in the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico’s Decimosexto Certamen Literario.

Second Place for Poetry in the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico’s Decimosexto Certamen Literario​.

First Place in the Certamen de Poesía del Festival Cultural Queer of the UPR’s Mayagüez Campus.


26 New LGBTQIA+ Books To Read This Pride Month, Bustle.

15 Books You Should Read This June, Literary Hub.

Latinx Summer Reads 2019.

8 excellent Latino Poetry Books for National Poetry Month, NBC News.

New Philly Power: 38 Philadelphians Shaking Up the City, Philadelphia Magazine.

Small Press Distribution Bestseller (May, July, August, October, November 2018; February and March 2019).

Best Poetry of 2018, Book Riot.

Luther Hughes’ 10 Poems by QPOC That Shut Me the F **** Up and Got Me All the Way Together, Frontier Poetry.

2018 Liberta Awards.

Colorlines Favorites of 2018.

Code Switch‘s 2018 Book Guide.

5 Contemporary Puerto Rico Authors You Should Know, Latino Book Review.

The Best Books by Latino and Latin American Authors in 2018, Remezcla

A Year in Reading: Ada Limón, The Millions.

Entropy‘s Best of 2018: Best Poetry Books and Poetry Collections.

5 Books from Philly Writers That Make Great Holiday Gifts, Philly Voice.

10 Great Small Press Books You Should Read, Literary Hub.

15 Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Non-Conforming Writers to Support, Book Riot.

lo terciario/the tertiary was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the five best poetry books of 2018.

16 Puerto Rican Women and Non-Binary Writers Telling New Stories, Electric Lit.

10 Latina[x] Poets Whose Collections Should Be On Your To-Read List, Fierce (mitú).

Poet’s Sampler was named one of the Boston Review‘s Top 25 Poems of 2017.

Notes on Culture and Belonging or Call-out Culture” was named one of the most popular articles published by Entropy Magazine in 2017.

The Wanderer was named one of the 10 Best Journals and Magazines of 2016 by Entropy Magazine.