Mario Alejandro Ariza

Cindy Seip

Mario Alejandro Ariza is a journalist and poet who also covers federal courts for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. His poetry, journalism, and nonfiction writing can be found in places like BOAAT Press, The Atlantic, and The Believer. Ariza edited and wrote the introduction for Waterproof: Evidence of a Miami Worth Remembering (Jai Alai Books) – a collection of microelegies to Miami places and a sample of the responses of Miamians to the question “What will you miss when Miami is gone?” – Book Two of The Miami Trilogy by the O, Miami Poetry Festival. The 197 pieces therein are the answers from 165 writers and artists, ranging from high schoolers to retirees and hailing from all corners of Miami-Dade County.