I’m a poet living in New York’s Upper East Side since 2013, 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 initial book, Crepusculario, for the first time into English as, Book of Twilight (Copper Canyon Press, 2017). My work has been supported by New York University, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Center for Book Arts, and The Community of Writers Workshop.
Born in Mexico City and raised in Leon, Guanajuato, I immigrated with my family to Sacramento, California at age 13. After studying literature and philosophy at UC Berkeley, I worked for several years in Northern California, in collections, rental-car, tenants-rights non-profit, a public library, and the family business: a card-room. 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 of Fine Arts in creative writing at New York University. I have served as poetry editor of Washington Square and OccuPoetry, and have taught creative writing at NYU, the Cooper Union, Dream Charter School, and Wingspan Arts. As of 2023, I am poetry editor at 128 Lit and am a full time father, living with my partner of 18 years.