Hi, my name is Alexander Garza and thank you for visiting my official website. I’m a poet, musician, actor, and artist based out of Chicago, IL and Houston, TX. Yes, I’m all of those things. I create because it seems to be one of the most effective ways for me to communicate with others. I want to communicate my creations to let others like me know that they are not alone. I write about the dark places that some people avoid. My poetry contains both fictional and non-fictional elements. I hope some of my work connects with those struggling with mental illness, finances, being a spouse, a parent, a student, a teacher, and just trying to fit into this world of unrealistic expectations. Trying to be comfortable with uncertainty. Check out my Publications page to read some of my poetry.
Alexander P. Garza is from Houston, TX but just moved to Chicago, IL with his wife and three children. His primary focuses are poetry and fiction, and his interests include the immigrant experience, ekphrasis, mental health, and folklore. He is a current candidate in the MA Program for Writers at the University of Illinois – Chicago. Alex graduated with a BA in Sociology from Texas A&M University and a MBA from University of Houston – Victoria. His work has appeared in Star*Line, Toyon, Indianapolis Review, and others. He was awarded first-runner up for the Latinx Health Poetry Project with the Latino Caucus for Public Health. He was awarded the 2019 Dark Poetry Scholarship Award by the Horror Writers Association. His poetry was selected and read at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston and was commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Tintero Projects for work inspired by their Latin American Exhibit: Play and Grief. In addition to being a former Contributing Editor for Broadway World, Alex has worked on and offstage at the Alley Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Main Street Theater, and Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company in Houston, TX. Visit him on Instagram/Twitter, @alexanderpgarza and http://alexanderpgarza.com/.