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Amalia L. Ortiz


Amalia Ortiz appeared on three seasons of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO. NBC Latino named her book, Rant. Chant. Chisme., one of “10 Great Latino Books of 2015.” It also won the 2015 Writers’ League of Texas Poetry Discovery Prize. Amalia spoke at TEDx McAllen 2015. She is also a CantoMundo Fellow, a Hedgebrook writer-in-residence alumna, and she was the inaugural performing-artist-in-residence at ArtPace in 2018. She was awarded a NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant to film music videos for her latest book, The Canción Cannibal Cabaret. Amalia received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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