Alexandra Regalado

El Salvador

Member Since: 11/09/2010

Alexandra Lytton Regalado’s poetry collection, Matria, is the winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Matria was listed as one of the “Favorite Poetry Collections of 2017” at Literary Hub, it was a finalist in two categories for the 2017 Foreword INDIES Award and featured in NBC News, Chicago Review of Books, and Entropy. Her poems, stories, and non-fiction have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2018, Narrative, Gulf Coast, The Notre Dame Review, and Creative Nonfiction among others. Co-founder of Kalina press, Alexandra is author, editor, and/or translator of more than ten Central American-themed books including Vanishing Points: Contemporary Salvadoran Prose (2017). She is the winner of the 2015 Coniston Poetry Prize and she was the recipient of the third Letras Latinas / PINTURA PALABRA DC Ekphrastic residencies. Her ongoing photo-essay project about El Salvador, through_the_bulletproof_glass, is on Instagram. For more info visit:



Twitter Username: @kalinaeditorial


  • Matria , Black Lawrence Press (May 2017)
  • Puntos de fuga / Vanishing Points: Contemporary Salvadoran Prose , Kalina
  • Teatro bajo mi piel / Theatre Under My Skin : Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry , Kalina (2014)
  • Salvadoran Settings / Mesas y Escenas de El Salvador , Museo Tin Marin (2001)
  • El Salvador: Panorámica de la Pintura Siglo XX / A Panorama of 20th Century Painting , Museo de Arte de El Salvador (2004)
  • Ilobasco: Barro Eterno / Eternal Clay , Iniciativa Pro Arte Popular (2003)
  • The Bay Islands of Honduras / Las Islas de la Bahía de Honduras , Banco Uno / From the Heart Foundation (2002)
  • El Sol Aún Sonríe: Imagenes Salvadoreñas de los Terremotos del 2001 / The Sun Still Smiles: Salvadoran Images of the 2001 Earthquakes , Museo de Arte de El Salvador (2001)


  • Founder and Directing Editor at Editorial Kalina (February 2006 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Florida International University (May 1999)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Pacific University (June 2014)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature , Poetry