Elvis Alves

Poet

New York , NY
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Author's Bio

Elvis Alves was born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Colgate University and Princeton Theological Seminary. His work has appeared in several journals and magazines, including Sojourners, Rufous Salon, Caribbean Writer Journal, and The Applicant. Elvis is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet. He is the author of Bitter Melon and the chapbook Ota Benga. His most recent book is I Am No Battlefield But A Forest Of Trees Growing (Franciscan University Press, 2018), winner of the Jacopone da Todi Poetry Book Prize. His next book is called Blackfish, forthcoming in 2020 from Salmon Poetry Press (Ireland). 

Publications & Prizes

Journals:
Caribbean Writer
,
Heavy Bear
,
Rufous Salon
,
Small Axe
,
St. Somewhere Journal
, ,
The Applicant
,
The New Vilna Review
,
The Shine Journal
,
Tongues of the Ocean
Prizes won: 

I Am No Battlefield But A Forest Of Trees Growing, winner of the Jacopone da Todi poetry book prize (2018), sponsored by Francisan University Press, Steubenville, Ohio. 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Guyana
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: Jul 27, 2019