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Aldo Amparán (pronouns: he/him/they) is a queer first generation Mexican American poet born & raised in the sister cities of El Paso, TX, USA, & Ciudad Juárez, CH, MX.

He is the author of Brother Sleep (Alice James Books, 2022), winner of the 2020 Alice James Award. He is a CantoMundo fellow & has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Best New Poets. His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Cherry Tree, Fugue, Gulf Coast, The Journal, Kenyon Review Online, Ninth Letter, The Normal School, Poetry Northwest, The Southampton Review, Washington Square Review, & elsewhere.


He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Texas at El Paso, where he teaches.



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