Moncho Alvarado


New York, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Moncho is a queer Cihuayollotl Xicanx poet, translator, visual artist, and educator. They are the author of Greyhound Americans (Saturnalia Books 2022), which was the winner of the 2020 Saturnalia Book Prize, selected by Diane Seuss. They are published in Meridian, Foglifter, Lunch Ticket, 2018 Emerge Lambda Fellows Anthology,, and other publications. They are a recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Lambda Literary, Poets House, Troika House, the Summer Seminar at Sarah Lawrence College, and won the Academy of American Poet’s John B. Santoianni award for excellence in poetry. They were awarded the Thomas Lux Scholarship for dedication to teaching, demonstrated through writing workshops with youths in Sunnyside Community Services in Queens, New York. 

Publications & Prizes

Emerge: 2018 Lambda Fellows Anthology (Lambda Literary, 2019)
Journals: ,
American Poets & Poetry
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Prizes won: 

 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, The Helen Wurlitzer Foundation, Lambda Literary Fellowship, Poets House Fellowship, Troika House, the Academy of American Poet’s John B. Santoianni award 

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
the inheritance of haunting by Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx, LGBTQ, Native American
Prefers to work with: 
Any, At Risk Youth, Disability, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Immigration, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Parents, Schools, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Pacoima, CA
Raised in: 
Pacoima, CA
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Last update: Aug 11, 2020