[Image description: A rectangular graphic with a white background with orange-yellow pattern. Moncho Ollin Alvarado's picture is in the middle of the graphic. She is a Cihuayollotl trans woman with long hair, wearing a teal-blue dress with flowered embroidery around the collar. On the right is the Greyhound Americans book cover. Black text on the graphic reads "July 21st at 6:00 p.m.", "Author Talk & Book Signing with Moncho Alvarado." A rounded rectangle with a gold outline has white text that reads "Hosted by the Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center", and black text in a rounded orange rectangle reads "Now via Zoom". The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is to the right in white. Logos for the American Library Association and National Endowment for the Humanities are also featured.]
UPDATE: This event is now virtual-only. Please email [email protected] to get the Zoom link.
The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents an author talk & book signing with Moncho Ollin Alvarado, author of Greyhound Americans.
About the book:
Dazzlingly queer, inclusive, celestial, with indigenous ancestral heart, Greyhound Americans by award-winning poet Moncho Alvarado confronts a family history of borderland politics by discovering a legacy of violence, grief, trauma, and survival through poems that have an unmistakable spirit, tenderness, intimacy, and humility. These poems' persistent resilience creates a constellation of songs, food, flowers, family, community, and trans joy, that, by the end, wants you to feel loved, nourished, and wants you to remember to say, “I’m alive, I'm alive, I'm alive.”
About the author:
Moncho Alvarado is a sister-in-residence-in-air, a Cihuayollotl trans woman Xicanx poet, translator, visual artist, and educator. She is the author of Greyhound Americans (Saturnalia Books 2022), which was the winner of the 2020 Saturnalia Book Prize, selected by Diane Seuss. She is a recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Lambda Literary, Poets House, Troika House, the Summer Seminar at Sarah Lawrence College, and won the Academy of American Poet’s John B. Santoianni award. She was awarded the Thomas Lux Scholarship for dedication to teaching.