Mrs. Peggy Robles-Alvarado

New York, United States

Member Since: 02/15/2015

Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a resilient New York City tenured educator, a 2014 BRIO performance poet award winner and CantoMundo Fellow who inspires triumph and embodies strength. She is a two time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations With My Skin and Homenaje A Las Guerreras/ Homage to the Warrior Women. She has been published in NACLA (The North American Congress on Latin America), Letras and Nuyorican Women Writers Vol.2 of Centro Voices: by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, The Bronx Memoir Project, Luna Luna Magazine,,, and Sofrito For Your Soul. Peggy has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Fifth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading,  and The BADD!ASS Women Festival as well as other culturally notable venues. Her "raw-truth style" has seduced audiences with verses relating to identity, sensuality, and spirituality and has made her the recipient of the 2015 Areito Award for Poet of the Year, the 2013 Tato Laviera Poetic Teamster Award, 2012 Mujeres Destacadas Award and the Womyn Warrior Award. Determined to build a legacy within the arts, she is continuously creating and supporting literary events and workshops as an active member of The Bronx Book Fair since its inception and through her own Robleswrites Productions. For more information please visit











Twitter Username: @robleswrites


  • 1- Bendición: In Praise of All Who Seek Consulta From La Rubia 2- Teeth* 3- Within An Hour , Ten Women Poets on Being Nuyorican: Part Two Centro Voices/Letras The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (April 24, 2015)
  • Teeth , NACLA poetry series from CantoMundo's event "Ferguson/Ayotzinapa: CantoMundo Poets Read and Respond." (December 25, 2014)
  • El ombligo/ The Belly Button , (November 2013)
  • Homenaje a las guerreras/ Homage To The Warrior Women (2012)
  • Conversations With My Skin (2011)
  • 1- Despite It All I Remain Puerto Rican 2-Querida Abuela , Letras Literary Journal, The Center For Puerto Rican Studies (March 2010)


  • International Latino Book Awards, Second Place, Best Bilingual Poetry Book and Best Cover Design(2013)
  • International Latino Book Awards, Second Place, Best Poetry Book in English(2012)
  • BRIO Award for Performance Poetry(2014)
  • Poet of the Year Areito Award (2015)
  • Tato Laviera Poetic Teamster Award(2013)
  • Mujeres Destacadas Award, Most Outstanding Women in the Latino Community(2012)


  • Tenured Elementary Educator at Department of Education (September 2001 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Hunter College (June 1999)
  • Master of Science in Elementary Education from Lehman College (September 2003)
  • Certificate in Bilingual Education from Lehman College (June 2006)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature , Poetry