Amy M. Alvarez is the author of Makeshift Altar and the co-editor of Essential Voices: A COVID-19 Anthology. She has been awarded fellowships from CantoMundo, VONA, Macondo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Furious Flower Poetry Center. In July of last year, she was inducted as an Affrilachian Poet. Selected as one of 2022’s Best New Poets, her work has appeared in nationally and internationally recognized literary journals including Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, Rattle, Colorado Review, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. Amy was born in New York City to Jamaican and Puerto Rican parents. She taught English, History, and Humanities courses at public high schools in the Bronx, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts. She currently teaches at West Virginia University.


Soul in Celebration

March 21, 2024 12:30PM – 2PM

Three poets celebrate Black womanhood, weaving joy and elegy together in their verse.

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