Alexandra Lytton Regalado

Alexandra Lytton Regalado's poetry collection, Matria, is the winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Her poems, stories, and non-fiction have appeared in cream city review, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, MiPOesias, The Notre Dame Review, NANO Fiction, Narrative, OCHO, Passages North, Puerto del Sol, Phoebe, Radar Poetry, Tinderbox Poetry Journal and others. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Wandering Song, In Plein Air, Misrepresented People, and Revelación de la palabra: Escritoras salvadoreñas. Alexandra holds an MFA in poetry from Florida International University and an MFA in fiction from Pacific University. Co-founder of Kalina publishing, Alexandra is author, editor, and/or translator of more than ten Central American-themed books including Vanishing Points: Contemporary Salvadoran Prose (2017). She is the winner of the 2015 Coniston Poetry Prize and her work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets. Alexandra was the recipient of the third Letras Latinas / PINTURA PALABRA DC Ekphrastic residencies and she is on the board of directors of MARTE, the Museum of Art of El Salvador, where she works as an advocate for contemporary Salvadoran artists. Alexandra has a black belt in Kenpo Karate and currently lives in San Salvador with her husband and three children. Her ongoing photo-essay project about El Salvador, through_the_bulletproof_glass, is on Instagram.