Beth Alvarado

Oregon, United States

Member Since: 12/13/2016

Beth Alvarado is the author of three books: a collection of essays forthcoming from Autumn House Press in 2019; Anthropologies: A Family Memoir, University of Iowa Press, 2011; and Not a Matter of Love and other stories, Winner of the Many Voices Project Prize, New Rivers Press, 2006. Beth has lived in the Sonoran Borderlands for most of her life. She now lives in the high desert in Bend, Oregon, and teaches prose at the OSU-Cascades low residency MFA program. Her essays and stories have been published in many fine journals including Guernica: A Journal of Arts and Politics, The Sun, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, The Collagist, Eleven Eleven, WHR, Third Coast, North American Review, Cimarron Review, Necessary Fiction, New World Writing, and The Drunken Boat’s Librotraficante Portfolio. 




  • Not A Matter of Love and other stories , New Rivers Press (September 2006)
  • Anthropologies: A Family Memoir , University of Iowa Press (September 2011)


  • Senior Lecturer at English Department, University of Arizona (January 1990 - May 2014)
  • Core Faculty, Prose at OSU-Cascades, Low Residency MFA (August 2015 - )


  • Master of Arts in Literature from Stanford University (June 1985)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from University of Arizona (December 1989)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction