Aldo Amparán


El Paso, TX

Author's Bio

Aldo Amparán is the author of Brother Sleep (September 2022, Alice James Books), winner of the 2020 Alice James Award & finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry. They have received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts & CantoMundo. Their work has been widely published in journals & anthologies, including the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, AGNI, Best New Poets, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, Ploughshares, & Poetry Northwest.

Publications & Prizes

Brother Sleep (Alice James Books, 2022)
Prizes won: 
  • 2021, National Endowment for the Arts
  • 2020, Alice James Award for Brother Sleep (September, 2022)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jericho Brown, Andres Cerpa, Dennis Cooper, Louise Gluck, francine j. harris, Diana Khoi Ngyuen, Sharon Olds, Sasha Pimentel, sam sax, Natalie Scenters-Zapico Ocean Vuong

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx, LGBTQ, Mexican American
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
El Paso, TX
Raised in: 
Ciudad Juárez, CHH
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Last update: Apr 07, 2023