Poetry. Christina Olivares's debut collection NO MAP OF THE EARTH INCLUDES STARS, winner of the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize, establishes her as one of the most adventurous young poets writing today. In probing, honest chronicles of imagined lives and lived situations across urban and tropical geographies, Olivares shines constellations of light on her vibrant experiences, home and abroad, in the mind and in the heart, in and out of this world. NO MAP OF THE EARTH INCLUDES STARS showcases the itinerary of a poet not so much pushing boundaries as transcending them.
Christina Olivares is also the author of Petition, winner of YesYes Books' 2014 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Competition. She earned her MFA in Poetry from CUNY Brooklyn and her BA from Amherst College. She is the recipient of two Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grants and a 2008-2009 Teachers and Writers Collaborative Fellowship. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has participated in Bread Loaf and VONA writing workshops. She is a native of the Bronx and of Harlem.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA