I'm a German-Mexican half-breed from Kansas City, MO, and an alleged perpetrator of drive-by poetry. I'm a sociable introvert, an intellectual daredevil, a migraineur, a walking sweet tooth, an incurable night owl, and an ardent hallucinator. Besides writing, my skill list is short: collecting scars and odd maladies, binge-watching entire TV series in a single weekend, curating a mean Pinterest board, juggling, and an endless capacity for retaining pop cultural ephemera. It took me thirteen years to earn my bachelor's degree. It may take me another thirteen to recover. Until then, I closely follow the lives of my imaginary friends and can be found either hanging out in prisons or embarking on art pilgrimages. I'm also a recent transplant to the Florida Panhandle. I'll let you know how that goes.
My work has been The Broke Bohemian's editor's choice, and featured in Referential Magazine's Best Of edition. I am the recipient of the Door is a Jar Poetry Award, the Gerard Manley Hopkins Award, and a fellowship from Rockhurst University for fiction. I've also been a featured poet at the Uptown Arts Bar Blue Monday event, sponsored by the Kansas City Writers Place.
My current projects include:
- The Order of the Four Sons, Books V-VI
- Poems and shorts