The Wall

“The Wall” first appeared in the April 2015 edition of The Thing Itself The Wall Small minds love lines, straight-edged and two-dimensional, slashed through sand or upon maps, starkly marking this and that. Small minds see barriers in nature, bark of tree, rind of fruit, skin and fur and water’s…

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Por la libre

“Por la libre” first appeared in the anthology Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance Por la libre Just out of Reynosa, you shifted into fifth And roared to the state line, cigarette in hand. At the checkpoint we just waved our IDs, My license, your green card, no need for permits…

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Poem accepted for upcoming BorderSenses

My poem “Border Folk” will be appearing in the next issue of BorderSenses.  

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Poems in Red River Review

I have two poems in the August 2015 edition of Red River Review “Tlacuache, Cornered“ “Losing My Accent“  

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Poem in The Call of the Chupacabra

My narrative poem “Chupacabra Genesis” will appear in The Call of the Chupacabra, Volume I, edited by Juan Manuel Pérez and Malia Pérez with cover art by Yosh Reyez, scheduled for release Fall 2015/Winter 2016.  

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“River Willow” by Karai Senryū

Karai Senryū was born in 1718 in Edo. A town official and frequent judge of poetry contests, he was responsible for popularizing a lighter, more whimsical variation of haiku that now bears his name (senryū). Before his passing at the age of 73, he composed the following jisei or death…

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Poems forthcoming in Cybersoleil

My poems “Santander” and “Escape” have been accepted for publication in the upcoming winter edition of Cybersoleil Journal.  

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Poetry forthcoming in Red River Review

The delightful folks at the Red River Review have accepted my poems “Tlacuache, Cornered” and “Losing My Accent” for publication in their August 2015 issue.  

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Translations forthcoming in Axolotl

The literary magazine Axolotl will be publishing my translations of four Nahuatl poems in their upcoming issue.  

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The Ghost of the Moon

Originally published in the 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar. The ghost of the moon Trembles upon the river, Its pallor cracked and veined By the oblique shadows of branches— Ebony and mesquite, grasping at darkness. Like a lunar fragment A white form floats in those mangling waters— A face obscured by…

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