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Peggy Robles-Alvarado

Peggy Robles-Alvarado


Peggy Robles- Alvarado is a 2021 Jerome Hill Foundation Fellow in Literature, a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2020 Atticus Review Poetry Contest winner. She is also a BRIO award winner with fellowships from CantoMundo, Desert Nights Rising Stars, The Frost Place, VONA, Academy for Teachers, and The Home School. Peggy is a three-time International Latino Book Award winner who authored Conversations With My Skin (2011), and Homage To The Warrior Women (2012).

Through Robleswrites Productions, she created The Abuela Stories Project (2016) and Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement, and The Muse (2017). Her work has appeared in The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, ¡Manteca! an Anthology of Afro- Latin@ Poets by Arte Publico Press, great weather for MEDIA, What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump and The Soul Sister Revue Anthology. Online she has been published in, The Quarry at Split This Rock, The Common, #wordswelivein, Centro Voices Letras Literary Journal, and served as guest editor for The Acentos Review: Performance of Breath issue August 2019.

As a performance poet, her work has been featured in HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out Of Doors, Pregones Theater, Harlem 9 Presents: 48 Hours En El Bronx, Smithsonian Institute- Museum of the American Indian, Pen America World Voices Festival, Harvard University, Association of Writers and Writing Programs Tampa, FL, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and NYU Latinx Caribbean Poetry Festival. For more visit 

A BCA Arts Fund and Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist grant recipient

published in 92Y’s #wordswelivein, NACLA, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and The Bronx Memoir Project.

BRIO performance poet and award winner - featured on HBO Habla Women


Titles published by Peggy Robles-Alvarado


Latest Book!

Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement and The Muse is an anthology by 13 women writers that honors the body as storyteller and soothsayer.

Led by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and inspired by Taino, Lukumi and Palo traditions.

These women pull at complex histories to connect to spirit and set down fear to carry their pens and pull at the holy roar caught in their feet, hands, heart and head..


Conversations With My Skin

A poignant and powerful transformation from a pregnant fifteen year old girl scarred by relationship abuse and her resiliency as she evolved into a woman Learn more...


Homenaje a las guerreras

A collection of poetry and prose dedicated to the inherited strength of women as expressed in their labor, love, sensuality, spirituality and movement. Learn more...


The Abuela Stories Project

Highlights the essence of Abuelas, their guidance, distinctive personalities, and detriments through original works of poetry, prose and photography. Learn more...




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