Gessy Alvarez is founder and editor of the literary and arts web journal, Digging Through The Fat. She loves literature, art, and this dysfunctional world. She writes stories, poems, and essays about the middle of things. She also likes to take photos of the living. 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 also interviews creative folks who are bringing much-needed light to our dark world.
Gessy 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.