Discipline: Literature – poetry

Rosa Alcala

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: El Paso, TX
MacDowell Fellowships: 1998
Rosa Alcala is a poet who, aside from producing a collection of her own poems, has also worked extensively translating Spanish-language poetry to English. She currently works at the University of Texas, El-Paso, teaching in the creative writing department.


Phi Beta

Rosa Alcala worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

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