Desirée Alvarez

Desirée Alvarez is a New York City–based painter and poet exploring intersections of word and image, dedicated to magical connections between animals, plants, and humans. Her second book, Raft of Flame, won the Lake Merritt Poetry Contest and was published by Omnidawn in 2020. She exhibits nationally and internationally, and teaches at the Juilliard School and CUNY.

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Flor de Corazón

I’m from a family of gardeners on all sides. One of my favorite concepts is that plants keep growing, just as the universe keeps expanding. For an artist’s residency at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2019 and 2020, I researched the…