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Latest Work: My translation of Mario Martz's poem "Doubling Your Imageappears in Zócalo Public Square | "Genealogy" was reprinted in Literary Hub | "The Calling" published in Poetry Magazine

Readings/Events: [May 2024] CantoMundo Reading, Tempe, AZ | [February 7, 2024] Queer Latinx Men & Vulnerability, a panel at AWP24 w/ Saúl Hernández, jj pena, & Gustavo Hernández, Kansas City, MO


On earth. I want. A different ending. /Or rather. A thing that doesn’t end. // In heartache. Or headache. ~ from "Endings"

About: 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. They are the recipient of 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.

Amparán is the current Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry at New Mexico State University.


 "Each poem is an example of a poet who’s mastered the craft well enough to retrace steps back to the place where family, nationhood, and exile meet..." ~ Jericho Brown

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