Alexandra Lytton Regalado
Alexandra Lytton Regalado is the author of Relinquenda, winner of the National Poetry Series, forthcoming from Beacon Press in the fall of 2022. Her first poetry collection, Matria, is the winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Matria was listed as one of the Favorite Poetry Collections of 2017 at Literary Hub, it was a finalist in two categories for the 2017 Foreword INDIES Award, and featured in NBC News, Chicago Review of Books, and Entropy. Her poems, stories, and non-fiction have been published by The Academy of American Poets, cream city review, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, The Notre Dame Review, NANO Fiction, Narrative, Passages North, Puerto del Sol, Phoebe, Radar Poetry, The Shallow Ends, Tinderbox Poetry Journal and others. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2018, The Wandering Song, In Plein Air, Misrepresented People, Poeta Soy (Ministry of Education of El Salvador, 2019) and Jardín de sangre (Editorial Ladrones del Tiempo, Colombia, 2020). 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 fifteen Central American-themed books including Vanishing Points: Contemporary Salvadoran Prose (2017). She is chief editor at lapisuchamagazine.com (a literary magazine dedicated to the Salvadoran community) and she is assistant editor at SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami). She is a CantoMundo fellow, the winner of the 2015 Coniston Poetry Prize, and she was the recipient of the third Letras Latinas / PINTURA PALABRA DC Ekphrastic residencies. Alexandra is a member of 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.