Mario Alejandro Ariza

Mario Alejandro Ariza covers federal courts for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. He is a Dominican immigrant to the United States, and the author of Disposable City: Miami’s future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe, forthcoming from Bold Type Books in summer 2020. Mario holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Hispanic Cultural Studies from Columbia University. His poetry, journalism, and non-fiction writing can be found in places like BOAAT, The Atlantic, and The Believer. 


Long(er) Form Journalism


“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.



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

Contact Me

3375 Franklin Ave Miami Fl

Apt B


Tel: 786.210.6548

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