Black Lawrence Press

Alan Chazaro

Alan Chazaro is a high school teacher at the Oakland School for the Arts, the former Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellow at the University of San Francisco, and a June Jordan Poetry for the People alum at UC Berkeley. A Bay Area native, his poems have been featured in the San Francisco ChroniclePuerto del SolHuizache, and Iron Horse Review. His poetry collection, This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album, was the winner of the 2018 Black River Chapbook Competition and his first full-length book, Piñata Theory, was awarded the 2018 Hudson Prize. They are both forthcoming with Black Lawrence Press. If poetry doesn’t work out he’d like to play in the NBA.

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