Pansy Maurer-Alvarez was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in Pennsylvania and did her literary studies at universities in the US, Switzerland and Spain. She emigrated from the US to Switzerland in 1973 and moved to Paris in 1990. Active in the Parisian poetry scene, she was a long time student of Alice Notley, and, for a few years, curated the Poets Live reading series. Her latest collections of poetry are ORANGES IN JANUARY (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2016) and IN A FORM OF SUSPENSION (corrupt press, 2014) and she has 4 previous collections. She is a contributing editor to the British magazine, Tears in the Fence and the American magazine, Osiris. She lives in Strasbourg, writes and goes to lots of concerts and the theater. She dreams of buying a harp.
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