Moncho Alvarado


New York, NY

Author's Bio

Moncho is a Latinx-queer-poet, translator, visual artist, and educator. They’ve been published in 2018 Emerge Lambda Fellows Anthology,, and other publications. They are a recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Helen 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 received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, where 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. Born and raised in Pacoima, California, they currently live in Brooklyn, New York.

Publications & Prizes

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

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: Sep 14, 2019