Poet, Parent, Puerto Rican! ¡Wepa!
Li Yun helps writers like you get intentional about crafting a writing life you love and an author platform that will help you reach your big, dreamy, knock it out of the park writer goals.
Through her writing, advocacy, and teaching, she also strives to amplify Puerto Rican and other underrepresented voices while supporting aspiring and emerging writers -- especially women writers of color.
She is the author of the chapbook Words or Water (2016) and her poems and essays have appeared in several journals and anthologies including: Raising Mothers; Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education; VIDA Review; Aster(ix); CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action; L.A. Parent; The Acentos Review; PALABRA, A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art; and Modern Haiku, among others.
She has served as the Senior Poetry Editor for Kweli Journal and is a member or alumna of Women Who Submit, VONA/Voices Writing Workshop, and AROHO. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Fordham University and a B.A. in Spanish and in sociology from Yale University.
Li Yun is a native New Yorker living in California who takes frequent trips to Salinas, Puerto Rico to visit la familia.
Visit www.liyunalvarado.com to learn more.