Aldo Amparán 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 a 2019 CantoMundo Fellow, a finalist for the Alice James Award, & he has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Best New Poets. His work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from 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 a BA in English & American Literature & an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Texas at El Paso, where he teaches.

Photograph by Oscar Moreno

© 2019 by Aldo Amparan