Christina Olivares is a New York-based writer who was born in The Bronx, NY. She is the author of No Map of the Earth Includes Stars, winner of the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Book Prize, of the chaplet Interrupt, published by Belladonna* Collaborative (2015), and of Petition, winner of the 2014 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Competition (forthcoming). She is the recipient of two Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grants (2010, 2014), a Teachers and Writers Fellowship (2008-09), and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize She received a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Brooklyn College, CUNY.

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