Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez
Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez is the author of books of fiction, essays, poetry, and stories for children. She received a National Medal of Arts in 2014. 

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Poetry: Not a Thief

by Julia Alvarez 01-04-2016
Laborant / Shutterstock

Laborant / Shutterstock

They steal more than our cash who steal our money, dropped bills
slipped in a finder’s pocket, a wallet emptied of its fill;
they steal a kinder world where we look out for each other,
call to know: How did your date, or, surgery go?

'Unless Somebody Steps in to Help...'

by Julia Alvarez 06-08-2015

Illustration by M.P. Wiggins

As much as we'd prefer feel-good activism, the beatitudes pull us out of the comfort zone of the self that always wants to stop at having "done its part."

Doing the Write Thing

by Julia Alvarez 11-01-2006

The (seeming) dichotomy of arts and activism.