Celia Lisset Alvarez
Celia Lisset Alvarez was born of Cuban parents fleeing Castro’s communist regime in Cuba. While waiting for their visas in Spain, Celia was born. The family moved to Miami, Florida in 1974, where they have lived ever since. Celia attended Champagnat Catholic High School, where she graduated in 1990. She then attended the University of Miami, where she received an MFA in creative writing. She married fellow Cane Rafael Miguel Montes in 1996. In 2006, she published her two first collections of poetry, Shapeshifting (winner of the 2005 Spire Press Poetry Award), and The Stones (Finishing Line Press). Her newest collection, Multiverses, is now available from Finishing Line Press, and has just been declared a finalist in the Poetry: Narrative category of the 2021 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest. Another collection, Bodies & Words, is forthcoming in 2022 from Assure Press.