Rosa Alcala


M.F.A. of the Americas

Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, Rosa Alcala is the author of three books of poetry, most recently MyOTHER TONGUE (Futurepoem, 2017). Her poetry also appears in a number of anthologies, including Stephen Burt's The Poem is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them (Harvard UP, 2016). The recipient of an NEA Translation Fellowship, her translations are featured in the forthcoming Cecilia Vicuña: New & Selected Poems (Kelsey Street Press).

  • Ph.D., English, poetics program, University at Buffalo, 2004
  • M.F.A. poetry, Brown University, 1996


Course Sampling

  • Poetry in the Expanded Field

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