Celia Lisset Alvarez

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Gender Female
Occupation Poet-Professor
Location Miami, Florida, United States
Introduction My debut collection of poetry, Shapeshifting (Spire Press, 2006), was the recipient of the 2005 Spire Press Poetry Award. A second collection, The Stones (Finishing Line Press, 2006) followed that same year. Poems from these collections are also in the anthologies White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press, 2007) and Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2008). Other work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently in Pterodáctilo, Poets and Artists, and Fifth Wednesday Journal. Besides poetry, I write short stories, essays, and reviews. Though born in Spain of Cuban parents en route to Miami after the Castro revolution, I grew up in Miami and have lived here all my life. I received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Miami in 1995, and currently teach composition, literature, and creative and scientific writing at St. Thomas University. Check out my about.me profile!