Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a tenured New York City educator and award winning poet who inspires triumph and embodies strength. She is a 2021 Jerome Hill Foundation Fellow in Literature, a two- time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2020 Atticus Review Poetry Contest winner. She is also a BRIO award winner with fellowships from CantoMundo, Desert Nights Rising Stars, The Frost Place, VONA, Academy for Teachers and The Home School. Peggy is a three- time International Latino Book Award winner who authored Conversations With My Skin (2011), and Homage To The Warrior Women (2012).
‘Mindful Masculinity: Balancing Male Divinity’ — a series of 3 writing workshops led by Paul LaTorre that focuses on the balance between the divine feminine masculine for those who identify as male. This workshop will feature work from non-binary and masculine/male poets who stress themes of cultural identity/representation, toxic or oppressive masculinity, mental health and healing, trauma, and survivorship. This will be an open, embracing space where those who identify as men can come to generate poetry by exploring generational wounds and sorting through cultural and historical traumas along with personal experiences.
The Acentos Book Prize for Latinx/Latine authors is now accepting manuscripts across all genres through the end of July. Prize judge Peggy Robles-Alvarado is excited to read books from you that are “risky, unapologetic storytelling in form, language, and content that doesn’t cater to a limited status quo but instead radically claims and celebrates what is most native to its core. Speak to me of barrios, baddies, and bateys in an amalgamation of reclaimed mother tongue and found language.”
Winning manuscript will be published under the new Nomadic Press imprint Acentos. Learn more about the prize, guidelines, and the judges here: https://bit.ly/AcentosBook