Amy M. Alvarez teaches undergraduate writing. 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 Crazyhorse,
The Missouri Review, Alaska Quarterly, Sugar House Review, Rattle, and
elsewhere. She is both a CantoMundo and a VONA Voices Fellow. After earning an MAT as a New York City Teaching Fellow
and teaching in public high schools in the Bronx and Boston, she earned an MFA from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. She is a native
of Queens, NY.