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 (2013) and the chapbooks Ota Benga (2017), and Black/White: We Are Not Panic (Pandemic) Free (2020). His most recent full length poetry collection 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 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: Dec 21, 2020