Mia Alvarado is the author of Hey Folly (Dos Madres Press). She's written for VQR, Outside, The Point, the Boston Review, Wag's Revue, the Hairpin, the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Kenyon Review, Third Coast, Greatcoat, Thermos, Jacket 2, the Rumpus, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Mid-American Review, the New Orleans Review, Commonweal, Verse Daily, the Burnside Review, Pilgrimage, Sage, the National Poetry Review, Redivider, Sojourners, No Tell Motel, the Iowa Review, and elsewhere, and some of that work is posted here. Mia was an editorial assistant at Harper's Magazine; an Iowa Arts Fellow and Provost's Post-Graduate Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa, where she studied nonfiction; and the Romaine Coombe Writer-in-Residence at Cincinnati's Seven Hills School. She founded the Little L Preschool, and curated literary events at Mountain Fold Books. A former senior instructor in rhetoric and creative writing at the University of Colorado, she is presently the thesis specialist at Colorado College, and the farmer of her yard. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three young daughters, and they share one matrilineal name.
(All photos on this website, save for the author photo, were taken by Mia).