Today is the birthday of poet, writer and teacher ALDO ALVAREZ. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he’s the author of Interesting Monsters: Fictions (Graywolf Press). He teaches English full time at Wilbur Wright College and, on occasion, creative writing at Northwestern University’s MFA program. He has a Ph.D. in English from SUNY Binghamton and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. He’s currently on sabbatical and working on a book of poems.