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Alcy Leyva

Alcy Leyva is a Bronx-born multi-genre writer whose fiction, personal essays, poetry, and everything in between has been published in over fifteen different websites and magazines including Popmatters, The Rumpus, and Points in Case. His first book "And Then There Were Crows" (published by Black Spot books) will be released on July 3rd and is the first in a planned dark humor/speculative fiction series. Alcy is a featured writer for Quiet Lunch and a Cultural Contributor for Brooklyn Magazine.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Zach Gross At the start of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s latest iteration of William Shakespeare’s King Lear (dir. Gregory Doran), our titular character is brought out onstage, not only on the backs of his servants but also surrounded in a hollow cube. This cube, which is both a manifestation of his vanity and a metaphor for his disconnect with reality, is then reused twice more during the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (King and...