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 from 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is very simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is a…

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