Soledad Alvarez was born in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, in 1950. She began writing poetry while still in her teens and was published in various local magazines and newspapers. At the beginning of her career as a writer she was associated with the literary group “La
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Juno Díaz was born in 1968 in Santo Domingo and grew up in New Jersey, where he studied at both Kean and Rutgers University. At the present time, Díaz is a professor of creative writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is also literature editor for the newspaper »Boston Review«.