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Before contacting Rina, please read the FAQs below:

Q: Do you answer questions about your scholarly and/or creative works?

A: As much as I want to engage with each and everyone of my readers and as much as I am thankful that so many teachers are using my writings in their classrooms, I unfortunately cannot answer each and every question. I do not answer questions that are guide questions in homework, projects, or assignments. I also do not answer questions through social media, as most of my accounts are personal and private. 

Q: Do you accept invites to interviews?

A: I do and I love engaging in meaningful conversations, as long as there is an email invitation and we can work out a schedule (again, through email). If student/s want to conduct the interview, I prefer a solicited invite from the teacher or professor.  

Q: Do you accept social media friend requests?

A: Aside from my Twitter account, my social media pages are personal and private. Unless I know you personally, I cannot accept requests. 

Q: When/Where is this [publication] published?

A: Most of my publications are available without paywall (or I upload them to Academia), and when I do make them open access, all pertinent information is there. I try to include all information that would be needed for a proper citation in my uploads; if not, a quick Google search will lead you to the missing info. 

Q: Are your poems always personal?

A: They mostly reflect a specific part of my life, so yes, they are personal, just as my scholarship is.

Q: If your works are inseparable to who you are as a person, can they be interpreted differently?

A: Yes. All interpretations that are justified, evidenced, and embodied are valid. I believe in what Roland Barthes has declared: "The author is dead." 

Q: Why is it taking you so long to answer questions sent through the Contact form?

A: If I have not responded within twenty-four (24) hours, please reread this page. I only respond to anything that is unanswered here.

If your questions are not answered in this page, please click on the
"Contact" page to reach Rina. 

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