Issue No. 2 - Edición No. 2
Anel I. Flores was born and raised in South Texas between homes in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. Tejana, lesbiana, writer and artist earned her BA in English and MFA in Creative Writing. Anel’s fiction and art have been published, produced and exhibited in anthologies, journals, theaters, galleries and museums. In addition to her work as a community artist, activist and writer, she has been an educator and administrator in San Antonio’s public schools, and also curated and facilitated many creative arts partnerships. Her awards include the Mentorship and Leadership Initiative Award from the National Performance Network. She is a member of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Writer’s Workshop.
Miguel Martínez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. He moved to the US with his family and has called Houston home since 2001. He has recently graduated from the University of Houston, where he attained a BFA in Painting and a minor in Art History.
Sarah María Medina is a poet and a fiction/creative non-fiction writer from the American Northwest who identifies as Boricua. She received a B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington. Her essays have appeared in Hip Mama Magazine and Squat Journal. She is also the author of a chapbook of poetry titled Girl Turnin’ Queen and Other (Broken) Havana Love Stories. She currently resides in Mexico with her daughter.
Miguel Murphy is the author of a collection of poetry, A Book Called Rats.
John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, educator and translator. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production and has appeared in journals and magazines in the U.S. and Mexico, including Mandorla, Aufgabe, eleven eleven, Third Text, Animal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Literal. He has published more than five books in translation from the Spanish, including essays by a leading Mexican feminist, short stories from Ciudad Juárez and a police detective novel. There are two chapbooks of his work, Routes into Texas (DIY, 2010) and Undone (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011). A third chapbook, Killing Curent, was published by Mouthfeel Press in 2012.
Aníbal Valencia is a Colombian writer based out of Bogota. Also a former journalist, Anibal received an MFA in the United States, and writes fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. In 2010, Valencia's memoir La Lectora de Lágrimas was a finalist in El Concurso Nacional de Crónica Ciudad de Bogotá.