I’m a poet living in Manhattan, author of Portraits in G Minor, Folded Word Press (2017). My poetry has appeared in The Literary Review, Fence, Apogee, Huizache, and LiveMag!, among other journals. As Spanish Editor, I assisted in bringing Pablo Neruda’s first book, Crepusculario, for the first time into English as Book of Twilight (Copper Canyon Press, 2017). Through the City of Sacramento’s Del Paso Words & Walls Project, one of my poems went on a public mural. My work has been supported by New York University, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Center for Book Arts, and Squaw Valley Writers Workshop.
Born in México City and raised in León, Guanajuato, I emigrated with my family to Sacramento at age 13. After studying literature & philosophy at UC Berkeley, I worked for several years in Northern California in a variety of jobs. I served as board member of the Sacramento Poetry Center and Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol for five years before moving to New York City to acquire a Masters in Fine Arts in creative writing at New York University. I have served as poetry editor of Washington Square Review and OccuPoetry, and have taught creative writing at NYU, the Cooper Union, Dream Charter School, and Wingspan Arts. As of 2021, I am an organizer with Office Hours, an organization which offers poetry workshops, readings, and craft classes to poets of color, LGTB+, and women-identified.