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STATE OF THE ARTS - Alessandra Narváez Varela

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Alessandra Narváez Varela is a poet and teacher born and raised in Ciudad Juárez, México. Her first book, Thirty Talks Weird Love, a young-adult novel in verse, will be published on November 2, 2021 by Cinco Puntos Press, an imprint of Lee and Low Books. The audiobook, narrated by the author, will be released by Listening Library on the same date.

Alessandra Narváez Varela holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she is now a lecturer.Originally Broadcast on October 30, 2021