Steven Alvarez & Guillermo Filice Castro

Steven Alvarez is an Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of The Pocho Codex (2011) and The Xicano Genome (2012), both published by Editorial Paroxismo. Read more of his work at

Guillermo Filice Castro is the recipient of a 2013 Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship from the St. Mark’s Poetry Project and the author of the chapbooks, Cry Me a Lorca (Seven Kitchen Press 2010) and Toy Storm (Big Fat Press 1997.) His poems appear in Assaracus, Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Rail, Court Green, The Bellevue Literary Review,, LaFovea, Quarterly West, and many more; as well as the anthologies Rabbit Ears, Flicker & Spark, Divining Divas, My Diva, Saints of Hysteria, and others. His translations of Olga Orozco, in collaboration with Ron Drummond, appear in Guernica, Terra Incognita, U.S. Latino Review, and Visions. In 2012 his work was a finalist for the Andrés Montoya prize. A native of Argentina, Castro lives in New York City.