Moncho Alvarado aka @moncholapoet  is a sister in residence in air, a Cihuayollotl trans Xicanx poet, translator, visual artist, and educator. She is the author of Greyhound Americans (Saturnalia Books 2022), which was the winner of the 2020 Saturnalia Book Prize, selected by Diane Seuss. She has been published in Hayden Ferry Review, Foglifter,, and other publications. She has fellowships and residencies from LAMBDA Literary, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Troika House, and others. Alvarado is a two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee and has been featured at Brooklyn Museum, Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation, Time Square Arts, PEN America, to name a few. Currently, she is working on a trans historical novel in verse and lives in Queens with her partner, cuddly dog, & meowling cat.

Moncho is available for keynotes, readings, workshops, and panels. For booking availability: Moncho is also available for poem and manuscript editing. If you would like critique and feedback, please feel free to contact Moncho there. 

Moncho has earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She spends time between Queens, NY with her partner and Pacoima, CA with their family.