Beth Alvarado is the author of three books: Anxious Attachments, a collection of essays; Anthropologies: A Family Memoir (University of Iowa Press); and Not a Matter of Love and other stories (Winner of the Many Voices Project Prize, New Rivers Press). Beth lived with her late husband and her two children in the Sonoran Borderlands for much of her life. She now lives in Bend, Oregon, where she teaches prose at the OSU-Cascades Low Residency MFA Program. She has an MFA from the University of Arizona and an MA in Literature from Stanford University. Her essays and stories have been published in many fine journals including Guernica, The Sun, River Teeth, The Southern Review, Cimarron Review, Third Coast, and Ploughshares. Her essays have twice been chosen as Notable by Best American Essays. Beth is on the editorial board of a new contemporary Chicanx anthology sponsored by Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts and the Black Earth Institute.