KARLA CORDERO is a descendant of the Chichimeca people from northern Mexico. She is a Macondo, VONA, and Pink Door fellow, and recipient of The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship, and the San Diego State University Global Diversity Award. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies including Bettering American Poetry, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, PANK, and Anomaly. She is the editor for Spit Journal and author of the chapbook, Grasshoppers Before Gods (Dancing Girl Press 2016) and the forthcoming collection, How To Pull Apart The Earth (Not A Cult. Publishing).