Issue No. 6 - Edición No. 6
Aaron H. Aceves was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He graduated from Harvard College in 2015 where he received the Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Award for a short story entitled, "Thai Food and Theoretical Physics." Another short story, "You Tried to Break My Heart," was published by Germ Magazine.
Tori Cárdenas is a queer, brown, tattooed poet from Northern New Mexico. In 2014, she graduated from the University of New Mexico with her Bachelor’s degree in History and Poetry, and returned in 2017 to earn her MFA in Poetry. Her work has appeared in Lavender Review, Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, and Cloudthroat. She likes voting, antique shopping in the fall, flipping the pages of new books, and monsoon season.
Shanya Cordis is a black and indigenous (Warau and Lokono) feminist scholar-activist. Her research and life work focuses on creating spaces of truthtelling for and by black, brown, and indigenous peoples in order to generate alternate ways of being in the world that honor our relations to one another and the lands on which we live. Her most recent poem, “Conduit Speak,” appears in the newly published Pariahs anthology. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Spelman College.
Joseph Delgado-Figueroa is a writer who has lived in the continental United States for the past 38 years, first in Minnesota and later in California, Pennsylvania and now South Carolina. His first short story, "Mr. Doppler Is Survived by Those Who Loved Him," an autobiographical tale of loss due to AIDS, appeared in 1991 inThe James White Review in 1991. His novels in Spanish include El cura se nos casa, Lamentos borincanos and Dolor inconfeso en cruz de calma. Under the pseudonym Pablo A. Tous-Orlani Ediciones El Laberinto has recently published Al margen, a collection of gay stories. He is currently editing his forthcoming short-story collection, Las estrellas inclinan, to be published by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. He has taught Spanish literature and linguistics at the universities of Minnesota, Puerto Rico and South Carolina; at Carnegie Mellon University he was a researcher in robotics and applied linguistics. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.; He is also a member of the PEN Club America.
Joel Hernandez is traveling artist who migrated to Indiana as a child from his border-town home in Mexico. He attended Indiana University where he received his bachelors of fine arts with a focus on photography. After college he moved to Texas where he reconnected to Tex-Mex culture and a thriving gay community. He ran a pop up shop where he explored other mediums that eventually lead to his focus on papermachesculpture. Joel gave up his full time job at a photography non profit to focus more on his art and has exhibited and published his work both nationally and internationally. Currently he travels the country making papermache sculptures inspired by the cities that he temporarily inhabits.
Marcos Santiago Gonsalez is a writer, gaymer, and scholar. He currently is a PHD candidate in English and Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and teaches writing courses at Baruch College. His essays can be found in Electric Literature, Catapult, The New Inquiry, Blue Mesa Review, and his short fiction can be found in Latino/a Rising: An Anthology of U.S. Latino/a Speculative Fiction. He is working on a collection of essays and a memoir about trauma, racism, and growing up with undocumented parents in rural New Jersey. He lives in New York City.
August Huerta is a trans Latinx writer in Austin, Texas. He is currently a fellow at the New Writer's Project at the University of Texas. He aims to use the impossibly rich power of language to break open the accepted in order to make room for the real and possible diversity of our strange world. He owes his exploration as an artist to his high school, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas.
Oswaldo Vargas is a Michoacán native raised (and living) in Northern California, where he worked farmland and cornfields for four years. He is studying history and human rights at the University of California, Davis. Previous works can be found in the Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands anthology, the Green Mountains Review tribute to Juan Felipe Herrera, Assaracus, Nepantla, and the forthcoming issue of Huizache Magazine, among others.