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Photo Credit: Oscar Moreno

Aldo Amparán is the author of Brother Sleep (Alice James Books, 2022), which won the Alice James Award in 2020, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry in 2023. Their second book, The House Has Teeth, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in September 2026. They have received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts & CantoMundo.


Amparán's work has been widely published in magazines & anthologies, including the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, AGNIBest New Poets, Gulf Coast, The Journal, Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Magazine, & elsewhere.

Born & raised in the border cities of El Paso, TX, USA, & Ciudad Juárez, CHIH, Mexico, Amparán received their MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. 

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