María Isabel Álvarez received her BA in English Literature and her MFA in fiction from Arizona State University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Sonora Review, Gulf Coast, Arts & Letters, and Puerto del Sol, among other venues, has received nominations for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology, 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 Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Sundress Academy for the Arts, The Elizabeth George Foundation, 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 currently lives in Arizona (soon to be Spain!) and is at work on a novel and short story collection.