Gessy Alvarez is the editor-in-chief of the literary and arts journal, Digging Through The Fat. She is the publisher and series editor of the Digging Press Chapbook Series. She is also the curator and host of Digging Through, a monthly reading series at the Red Room (KGB Bar), NYC. She serves as a judge for the New York City Book Awards.

She’s written stories, poems, and essays about the middle of things. Her writing has appeared in Hobart, Asteri(x), Lunch Ticket, Volume One Brooklyn, and other publications.

Occasionally, she shares her love of art and culture as well as some of her offbeat observations on her podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez.

She earned her MFA from Columbia University and is the recipient of scholarships from Columbia University, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, as well as, artist residencies at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Millay Colony for the Arts, where she was a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow. She splits her time between New York and New Jersey.

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