María Isabel Álvarez
Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2021
About María Isabel Álvarez
María Isabel Álvarez is a first-generation Guatemalan-American writer. She received her BA in English Literature and her MFA in fiction from Arizona State University. Her writing has appeared in Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Sonora Review, Puerto del Sol, and Gulf Coast, among other venues, and won First Prize in Blue Earth Review’s 2016 Summer Writing Contest. The recipient of the inaugural Matt Leone Fellowship at the Colgate Writers’ Conference, her work has received support from The Elizabeth George Foundation, the Speculative Literature Foundation, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and Hedgebrook. Along with Dante Di Stefano, she is the co-editor of the poetry anthology, Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America (NYC Books 2018). She is currently at work on a novel and a short story collection.