Melissa Alvarado Sierra

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Melissa Alvarado Sierra is a writer from Puerto Rico. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The New York Times, Catapult, The Caribbean Writer, The Puerto Rico Review, ZORA and Lonely Planet. Her chapter on environmental justice and food sovereignty efforts in Vieques, PR will be published in a book by The New Press. Her book, La narrativa activista de Rosario Ferré, about literature as activism is forthcoming in 2020  from McGraw-Hill Spain. She teaches writing at Lighthouse Writer's Workshop. Melissa holds a master’s degree in Latin American literature and an MFA in writing. Currently, she's floating on a sailboat somewhere in the Caribbean. @melissawriting


Cover Photo: A photo of a woman with black hair moving between rows and rows of tourists in beach chairs. We can only see her back.
Hotel La Plantación

They like flirting with local women. When they’re satisfied with the season, they catch a plane and go back to gringolandia.