Make new meaning from what matters most to you with writing prompts designed to dig up the details.
Christina Olivares is the author of Ungovernable (YesYes Books, forthcoming 2021), No Map of the Earth Includes Stars, winner of the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Book Prize, and the chaplet Interrupt (Belladonna* Collaborative, 2015). Olivares is the recipient of a BRIO Nonfiction Grant, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency and two Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grants. In 2019, Olivares was an inaugural AAWW Witness Fellow. Her work has been published widely (including, most recently, in The Rumpus, Aster(ix) and by The Academy of American Poets). Olivares has taught as a visiting professor at the Rutgers-Newark MFA poetry program. She earned her undergraduate degree at Amherst College in interdisciplinary studies in education, an MFA in poetry at CUNY Brooklyn College and is pursing a PhD in English Education at Columbia University. She has worked widely throughout New York City as a youth worker, college counselor, teacher and administrator. She is a poverty and prison abolitionist and queer, mixed American-Cuban from the Bronx in NYC.