University of Miami Miami, FL
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Columbia University New York, NY Master of Arts in Hispanic Cultural Studies
Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Mario Alejandro Ariza
Medium Agnostic Storyteller
Mario Alejandro Ariza is a Dominican immigrant to the United States who grew up in Santo Domingo and Miami. He is currently a Michener Fellow in poetry at the University of Miami’s Master in Fine Arts program, and an editorial fellow at The New Tropic. He holds a Master’s degree in Hispanic Cultural Studies from Columbia University. His poetry can be found in Gulf Coast, The Raleigh Review, The Baffler, And the The Cincinnati Review. You can find his text and video journalism in places like The Atlantic, The Miami New Times, and The New Tropic. His essays appear in Cigar Snob Magazine and other lifestyle magazines.
“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Structural Violence,” Cincinnati Review, forthcoming this spring issue.
“Ghazal For Hispañiola,” “Kissing Cousins,” BOAAT Press Magazine, September/October 2016 issue.
“Chivo Expiatorio” in The Raleigh Review, Volume 6, No.2, Fall 2016
“Antonio Machado to Miguel de Unamuno, after the death of Antonio’s wife: December, 1910” in Gulf Coast Literary Journal, issue 27.2, Houston, Texas. April 2015.
“Playa de Andres,” “Gideon’s Bible,” “Roble,” “Creole Hegemony,” “Immigrant Fiction #1,” “Aboard el Pícaro,” “Telenovela,” “Lincoln con Kenney, 1989,” “Immigrant fiction #2,” & “Blackout” in Small Axe Literary Review, issue 47, Columbia University department of Anthropology, New York, NY. Forthcoming, July 2015
“Gideon’s Bible,” “Brother, please,” & “All grace is false” in Bodega Magazine, issue 30, Brooklyn, NY. Forthcoming February 2015
“Instruction In the Art of Filming Atomic Bombs” in The Baffler, issue 26, Cambridge, Massachusetts. November 2014
“Instruction in the Art of Filming Atomic Bombs (first ten sections redacted),” in Industrial Lunch Magazine, issue 3, Amherst, Massachusetts. December 2014
“Grandma I love you but you’re a fascist” in LunaLuna magazine’s web based “30 Latin@ poets” series. Brooklyn, NY. September 2014
“Today’s Infidelity,” & “Beach Reading” in The Weekly Rumpus, issue 4, Brooklyn, NY. April 2014
“Karl Marx’s Funeral” in Keep This Bag Away from Children, Issue 3, Brooklyn, NY. October 2013
“Commute,” “She-bop shemá,” &“Huechalafquen” in Cricleshow, volume 6, Seattle WA. July 2011.
Climate Change Expert Harold Wanless Wants to Convince Donald Trump on Global Warming / Miami New Times
Jose Maria Cabral's Carpinteros (Woodpeckers) Tells a Dominican Love Story at Najayo Prison / Miami New Times
Miami native Alex Daly is kind of a Kickstarter and Indiegogo wizard. Here's her advice. | The New Tropic
“Love, Vodún, and Betrayal in the Hinterlands of Hispañiola” Cigar Snob Magazine, November/December 2016
“War By Any Other Meme: Digital Violence and the Death of Republics in the Internet Age,” Forthcoming, The New Inquiry.