Octavio Quintanilla’s work has appeared in Salamander, RHINO, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwestern American Literature, The Texas Observer, Texas Books in Review, and elsewhere. He is a CantoMundo Fellow and holds a PhD from the University of North Texas. Currently, he teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the MA/MFA program at Our Lady of the Lake University. He is a regular interviews contributor to Voices de La Luna: A Quarterly Poetry and Arts Magazine and author of the poetry collection, If I Go Missing (Slough Press, 2014).
Erica Granados De La Rosa also known as Erica GDLR is a spoken word poet, writer, MC, and community organizer. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from Texas Women’s University where she published her thesis entitled “Up Next: The Epistemic Power of Spoken Word Poetry”. She has been invited to share her poetry around the country including The Prindle Institute for Ethics, Boston University, The Dallas Museum of Art, The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, The Texas Democratic Convention, and TEDxUrsulineCollege. She was also the co founder and cohost of DFW’s first and only poetry radio show The Free Word on Deep Ellum On Air.