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Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Santa Fe, NM
Lisa Alvarado is an educator, poet, novelist, and journalist, the founder of La Onda Negra Press, author of Reclamo and The Housekeeper’s Diary; originally a book of poetry and now a one-woman performance. Her first novel, Sister Chicas, Penguin/NAL, was released in April 2006. The novel is a coming of age story concerning the lives of three young Latinas living in Chicago. It won 2nd place, Best First Novel in English. (Latino Literacy Now/2007) Her book of poetry, Raw Silk Suture, released by Floricanto Press in 2008, was positively reviewed by Rigoberto Gonzalez. She has curated multimedia exhibits, mounted her own multimedia piece, Reclamo, in the Pilsen art corridor in Chicago; and is currently a contributor to the nationally touring exhibit, Re-imagining the Distaff Toolkit, curated by Ricki Solinger/SUNY. Lisa is the recipient of grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs, The NEA, and the Ragdale Foundation. In Fall, 2009, she was awarded Hispanic Author of the Year by the State of Illinois. In 2010, she contributed to HaLapid, The Journal for the Study of Crypto-Judaism. In 2011, she contributed to Me No Habla with Acento, edited by Emanuel Xavier, and released by Rebel Sartori Press, and Still, Life, essays and poetry.
Santa Fe, NM
Lauren Camp is the author of two collections, This Business of Wisdom (2010) and The Dailiness (2013), which won the National Federation of Press Women Poetry Prize and was a World Literature Today “Editor’s Pick.” Her third book, One Hundred Hungers, won the Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press, 2016). Her poems appear in Slice, The Seattle Review, Beloit Poetry Journal and many other journals. She has twice guest edited special sections in World Literature Today —international jazz poetry (2011) and poetry about contemporary visual art (2015). She also guest-edited a mini-anthology for Malpaís Review on the poetry of Iraq. Other literary honors include a Black Earth Institute Fellowship, the Margaret Randall Poetry Prize from The Más Tequila Review, an Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award, and residencies with the Gaea Foundation, The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and Truchas Peaks Place. She teaches creative writing in northern New Mexico, and produces and hosts “Audio Saucepan”—a global music program interwoven with contemporary poetry—on Santa Fe Public Radio. www.laurencamp.com.