Amy M. Alvarez teaches undergraduate writing courses. Her research interests include: Affrilachian Poetics, Hip Hop and Gender, and Contemporary Black and Latinx Poetry in North America and the Caribbean. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Sugar House Review, Rattle, Black Renaissance Noire, The Wide Shore, The New Guard Review, and elsewhere. Her poem “Alternative Classroom Senryu” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Amy holds an MFA in Poetry from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. She is a native of Queens, NY.