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  • The Rise of Esperanza. Chicanxfuturism Now! Somos en escrito (forthcoming)

Essays & Creative Nonfiction

  • Foreword. Whisper of Words: A Collection of Poetic Works (2021)

  • Needle in a Haystack. Porter Gulch Review (2018)

  • Women with Guns: Translating Gender in I, Rigoberta Menchú. Translocalities/Translocalidades: Feminist Politics of Translation in the Latin/a Américas (2014)

  • “The Face Value of Dreams”: Gender, Race, Class, and the Politics of Cosmetic Surgery.” Beyond the Frame: Women of Color and Visual Representation (2005)

Book Reviews


Literary Readings

  • Voices of the Community, HSI-Week, Cabrillo College's Watsonville Center, Sept. 13, 2023.

  • Pajaro Flood Relief Fundraiser, Slough Brewing Collective, Aug. 26, 2023.

  • Poetry in the Park, Brommer Park, Santa Cruz, June 4, 2023

  • Crossing Borders: An Evening of Boundary-Breaking Performances and Discussions. Institute of the Arts and Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, May 13, 2023

  • Feeding Our Hunger Poetry Festival with Culture Counts Reading Series & La Raíz Magazine, San Jose, CA, April 27, 2023

  • No Irritable Reaching, Cascadia Poetics Lab, AWP (off-site reading), Seattle, WA, March 10, 2023

  • Chicanx Poetry in the Northwest, AWP (off-site reading), Seattle, WA, March 10, 2023

  • Rhizomatic Literary Communities: From the Local to the National (Panel), AWP, Seattle, WA, March 9, 2023

  • The Poets' Circle, featuring the Writers of Color-Santa Cruz County, Watsonville Public Library, Feb. 9, 2023

  • Noche de música y poesía, El Alteño Restaurant, Watsonville, CA, Nov. 18, 2022

  • Writers of Color-Santa Cruz County, Museum of Art and History (MAH), Santa Cruz, CA, Oct. 6, 2022

  • The Hive Poetry Collective Radio Show, Sept. 25, 2022

  • Journal X Poets, Hispanic Serving Institution Week, Cabrillo College, Watsonville, CA, Sept. 14, 2022

  • Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium, Sept. 11, 2022

  • Rooted and Written, The Writers Grotto, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 20, 2022

  • An Evening of Poetry, Watsonville Yoga, Dance, and Healing Arts, May 28, 2022

  • Earth Justice Poetry Reading, Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville, CA, May 21, 2022

  • Cultura Poetry Night, Poetry Center San Jose, March 16, 2022

  • La Raíz Magazine, Poetry Center San Jose, Feb. 16, 2022 

  • Mi casa es tu casa: History, Loss, Healing, Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville, CA, Nov. 11, 2021

  • Poetas en tránsito, Poesía Comala, Oct. 24, 2021

  • Unity Mural Celebration, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, Sept. 14, 2021

  • Primer encuentro internacional de poesía en Xochimilco, Letras en directo, Sept. 11, 2021

  • La Lorona: Poetry and Prose, Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville, CA, August 27, 2021

  • Collective Voices: World Poetry Day, Centro Cultural de México: Letras, Arte, y Cultura, March 21, 2021

  • La Divina Fauna Poetry Radio Show, Radio Morena, March 20, 2021

  • Mesa Poética, Feria Internacional, Instituto Cultural Inberoamericano, March 4, 2021

  • People, Community, Life! Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville, CA, February 12, 2021

  • The Poets’ Circle, Watsonville Public Library, February 4, 2021

  • La esquina, en vivo! Títere Poets, January 8, 2021

  • Porter Gulch Review, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, December 2020

  • KSQD Talk of the Bay Radio Show, August 2020

  • Campesinos: Workers of the Land, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, July 2020

  • Porter Gulch Review, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, May 2019

  • The Hive Poetry Collective Radio Show, April 2019

Poetry Awards


  • Best Poetry Award, City of Watsonville (2021) for "Papi's Oranges"

  • Best Poetry Award, Porter Gulch Review (2020) for "The Devil's Fruit"


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