Based In: Bronx
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a New York City born Dominican and Puerto Rican tenured educator with graduate degrees in elementary and bilingual education and an MFA in Performance and Performance Studies from Pratt Institute.
She’s a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, a CantoMundo, Academy for Teachers and Home School Fellow and a two time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations With My Skin and Homage to the Warrior Women.
As a former teen mother, an initiated priestess in the Lukumi and Palo spiritual systems, and a proud grandmother, Peggy uses her rhythmic energy to celebrate womanhood and honor cultural rituals. She is a 2014 BRIO award winner and the 2015 Poet of the Year at the 7th Annual Taino Awards. In 2016 she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women of the Bronx, a BCA Arts Fund, and Spaceworks Grant recipient. Peggy’s been published in NACLA, Manteca!, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, The Bronx Memoir Project, and Latina Voices. She’s been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets & Writers, and The BADD!ASS Women Festival. Through Robleswrites Productions and with the support of The Bronx Council On The Arts and Spaceworks, she’s produced The Abuela Stories Project (2016), Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement and The Muse (2017), as well as directed the very successful poetic play Live Big Girl.
For more information, an updated curriculum vitae, and upcoming projects please visit Robleswrites.com