Mia Alvarado (formerly Nussbaum) is the author of Hey Folly, forthcoming from Dos Madres Press. Her poetry and essays have appeared in the Iowa Review, the Beloit Poetry Journal, Verse Daily, Third Coast, the Mid-American Review, Greatcoat, Thermos, Sage, the New Orleans Review, Jacket 2, Commonweal, the Burnside Review, the National Poetry Review,and elsewhere.

She was an editorial assistant at Harper’s Magazine, a Provost’s Post-Graduate Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa, and the 2010-2011 Coombe Writer in Residence at Cincinnati’s Seven Hills School. She makes linocuts and tends to two darling children with her good man, Nico.