SELECTED POEMS


"BLESSING" Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, December 2018


"ARS POLITICA: HOW TO MAKE ART" Split This Rock poetry Database, October 2018


​"IN FEAR OF GRACE" Origins, April 2018


"(TO THE) YOUNG GIRL ON A CHAIR" Origins, April 2018  


"HOW TO SACRIFICE YOUR SON" Origins, April 2018


​"LAST MEAL" Poetry, March 2016


"BROWNIES OF THE SOUTHWEST: TROOP 704" Poetry, March 2016

SELECTED essays

2014-16 POET LAUREATE OF San Antonio 


2016-17 POET LAUREATE OF TEXAS 

"POETS IN THE CLASSROOM: WHAT WE DO WHEN WE TEACH WRITING" Latinx Writing & Rhetoric Studies, June 2020 (127-133)


"CITIES FILLED WITH GHOSTS" Best American Poetry Blog, September 2015


"STEALING THE CROWN: Sonnet as Vessel: Plan for Building" (Part 1 of 4) Best American Poetry Blog, September 2015


"STEALING THE CROWN: Sonnet as Sustenance(Part 2 of 4)Best American Poetry Blog, September 2015


"STEALING THE CROWN: Sonnet as Resting Place" (Part 3 of 4) Best American Poetry Blog, September 2015


"STEALING THE CROWN: Sonnet as Reconciliation" (Part 4 of 4) Best American Poetry Blog, September 2015