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Book cover of Rotura

LATEST
Rotura (Black Lawrence Press, 2022) 
“Mexican” – THRUSH Poetry Journal
“Pen” – The Shore
3 poems from Rotura featured in Poetry is Currency
Review of Rotura by Urayoán Noel in “‘La Treintena’ 2022: 30+ Books of Latinx Poetry” in The Latinx Project
Interview for Mass Poetry’s “Getting to Know” series
Podcast Interview about Rotura for The Tell Don’t Show
Podcast Interview about Rotura on Poetry Spoken Here
Review of Rotura by Kathleen Aguero for Kenyon Review‘s “KR’s 2022 Summer Reading Recommendations”
Review of Rotura by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
Review of Rotura on the New Pages site
“Finding Your People” blogpost for Grub Street, Muse 2022


BOOKS
An Empty Pot’s Darkness (Airlie Press, 2019)
Until We Are Level Again (Mongrel Empire Press, 2018)
Small Fires (FutureCycle Press, 2017)
Everything We Think We Hear (Floricanto Press, 2015)


Chapbooks

The Book of Flight (Essay Press, free digital chapbook)
Naos: an introduction (Right Hand Pointing, free digital chapbook)
Naos explains everything via crumbs (Right Hand Pointing, free digital chapbook)
The Divorce Suite (Red Bird Chapbooks)
Reasons (not) to Dance (FutureCycle Press)


SELECT POETRY

“Gloves” feat. in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, republished on the Poetry Foundation site
“American Studies” – Terrain.org
“Joe” – RHINO Poetry
“Conditioning (Run Study)” – Hunger Mountain
6 poems (January featured poet) – A Dozen Nothing
(in Spanish) “Thank You for Not Smoking (una traducción práctica)” – Hinchas de Poesía
“Pantoum for the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe” – Tinderbox Poetry Journal
“Speaking Spanish on the Streets of NYC”
– Glass: A Poetry Journal
(in Spanish) “Depredadores en sombra” Círculo de Poesía
“Blade” Academy of American Poets Graduate Poetry Prize selected by Carl Phillips
“Cazar Means to Hunt Not to Marry” – december magazine
“Corpus Christi” – Cider Press Review
“La Llorona at the Saloon” – Asterix Journal (Asterisms)
“Element” – Zócalo Public Square
“Race” – Prairie Schooner
“Meditation on White Hair” – Puerto del Sol
“The Hummingbird Between Us” & “La Llorona at the Cafe” – The 2River View
“De Soto National Memorial Park” – Rappahannock Review
(found poetry) “The Priest’s Sermon in Spring”  – Short Fast & Deadly
“Hell’s Kitchen” & “Letter to Rainer M. Rilke from NYC” – The Acentos Review


SELECT FLASH / MICROFICTION

(microfiction) “Prayer Box” – Star 82 Review
(microfiction) “5 a.m.” & “Hangman Ode” – Star 82 Review
(flash fiction) “Forgotten Conversation” – Apogee
(flash fiction) “Spinster” & “Oceans” – Pretty Owl Poetry
(microfiction) “Clams,” “Wisp,” & “Brown” – Star 82 Review


SELECT HAIKU, TANKA, & CO.

(haiku) a haiku in Bones: journal for contemporary haiku no. 15
(senryu) 4 senryu – Failed Haiku
(tanka) in A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March “fingers” & “the clouds as I run”
(tanka) 2nd place, TSA Sanford Goldstein Intl. Tanka Contest “table to table”
(tanka) in American Tanka issue 25 “a boy crosses”
(tanka) 39 tanka published in Atlas Poetica Number 20 (PDF)
(haibun) published in Contemporary Haibun Online “Birthdays” & “Walks”
(tanka) in American Tanka issue 23 “like the stitching”
(tanka) 6 tanka sequence featured in inner art joural I tagged”
(haiku) A Hundred Gourds 3:2 March “flowers in a pail” & “empty restaurant”
(tanka) in A Hundred Gourds 3:1 December “at times all I remember:”
(haiku) featured in Issa’s Untidy Hut Wednesday Haiku “Here –“


SELECT INTERVIEWS & CO.

“Poets on Craft” feature at Cultural Daily 2021
An Interview at Frontier Poetry 2021
An Interview at Grist 2020
Mini-Interview & Poetry Feature at the Crab Creek Review blog 2020
 “It’s not my poetry that matters, it’s poetry that matters.” Oregon ArtsWatch interview 2019
“Scramble and Sensitivity: Notes on a Reading Life” Blood Moon Blog 2018
“The Speaking Up Mantra” Medium 2018
Distinguished Poet feature: 7 poems & interview – The Inflectionist Review 2016
“Our Lady,” “Canicas,” & “Gentleman” (with comments) – Apple Valley Review, 2015
“Broken Clock Ode,” “Blue Ode,” & “Late” (with comments) – Apple Valley Review, 2014


SELECT BOOK REVIEWS

Canisia Lubrin’s The Dyzgraphxst 2021, The Cincinnati Review
Rosa Alcalá’s MyOTHER TONGUE 2020, The Bind
Lara Mimosa Montes’s The Somnambulist 2018, The Bind
Khaty Xiong’s Poor Anima 2018, The Bind
Donika Kelly’s Bestiary 2017, The Bind
Jordan Rice’s Constellarium 2017, The Bind
Debora Kuan’s Lunch Portraits 2017, The Bind
Zeina Hashem Beck Louder than Hearts 2018, Poetry International


SELECT MEDIA

2021 The Road to ROTURA Faculty Lecture series Suffolk University
2021 Boog City Arts Festival reading of “The Wall” in full
2020 Far Villages talk “Poetry as a Way of Seeing the World”
2015 the 2015 End of Year Reading
2015 a reading of “Look” from Reasons (not) to Dance
2015 a reading from The Wall from Corpus Christi, TX
2014 the 2014 End of Year Reading 

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