Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mario Alejandro Ariza


MARIO ALEJANDRO ARIZA is a Dominican immigrant to the United States. He is the author of the forthcoming Disposable City: Miami's Future on the Shores of Climate Change. He holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Miami and a master's degree in Hispanic cultural studies from Columbia University. His poetry, journalism, and nonfiction writing can be found in places like BOAAT, the Atlantic, and the Believer.
- From The Best American Essays 2019, p. 209.




Heather Altfeld

HEATHER ALTFELD's poetry collection The Disappearing Theatre won the 2016 Poets at Work Prize, selected by Stephen Dunn. Her poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in Conjunctions, Orion, Aeon, Narrative Magazine, and the Georgia Review, among others. She lives in northern California, where she teaches humanities and honors courses at California State University, Chico.
- From The Best American Essays 2019, p. 209.

Georgia Review

Narrative Magazine




Michelle Alexander

MICHELLE ALEXANDER is a legal scholar, human rights advocate, and the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, a New York Times bestseller. She is currently a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary and an opinion writer for the New York Times.
- From The Best American Essays 2019, p. 209.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Book Awards

National Book Award

Prix Femina √Čtranger

Lambda Literary Award 

Poets at Work Prize

Rabih Alameddine

RABIH ALAMEDDINE is the author of I, the Divine, The Hakawati, Koolaids, The Perv, An Unnecessary Woman, and The Angel of History. An Unnecessary Woman was a finalist for the National Book Award 2014 and the winner of the prestigious Prix Femina √Čtranger. His most recent novel, The Angel of History, won the Lambda Literary Award.
- From The Best American Essays 2019, p. 209.