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Gloria Enedina Alvarez

January 5, 2010

Gloria Enedina Alvarez, a Chicana poet/intermedia artist, literary translator and curator, presently teaches creative writing and works as a consultant in public schools, universities, libraries, museums, and art centers.  Her literary and artistic efforts have been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts; Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles; and Poets & Writers, Inc., among others.  She has been a writer-in-residence at the Social and Public Art Resources Center, East Los Angeles College, Getty Research Institute for the History of the Arts and Humanities, Beyond Baroque Literary Center, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles Public Library, and faculty at University of California, Berkeley, California State University, Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and California Institute of the Arts. She has published and read widely in the U.S., Latin America and Europe.  Her books of poetry in English and Spanish include La Excusa/The Excuse and Emerging en un Mar De Olanes. Her poetry has been published in various anthologies and numerous periodicals including Chicana Creativity & Criticism; New Frontiers in American Literature, Ciudad Hibrida/Hibrid City, The Production of Art in “Alien Territory”, Urban Latino Cultures: La Vida Latina en L.A., Revista Mujeres an lnvocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry.  Her epic play Los Biombos/The Screens has been produced by Cornerstone Theater and directed by Peter Sellars.  Her libretto, a new version for the opera, Cuento de un Soldado/Story of a Soldier, also directed by Peter Sellars, was conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, produced by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and performed worldwide.  She has collaborated on the opera, El Nino, La Nativete, produced by Chatelet Theatre Musical de Paris, France and San Francisco Symphony.

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