Amalia Ortiz appeared on three seasons of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO. She was awarded the 2020 American Book Award for Oral Literature. NBC Latino listed her book, Rant. Chant. Chisme. among “10 Great Latino Books of 2015.” She won an Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Grant, a residency at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the 2015 Writers' League of Texas Poetry Discovery Prize, and the 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant to film videos for her latest book The Canción Cannibal Cabaret. Amalia received her MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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Amalia’s project: The Canción Cannibal Cabaret