Verónica Reyes earned her BA from California State University, Long Beach, and an MFA from University of Texas, El Paso. She has won AWP’s Intro-Journal Project, an Astraea Lesbian Foundation Emerging Artist award, and was a Finalist for the Andrés Montoya Poetry award. Reyes has received grants and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Montalvo Arts Center. Her work has appeared in many well-respected journals including The New York Quarterly, ZYZZYVA, Calyx, and Feminist Studies. She is a member of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) and the Macondo Writers’ Workshop. Her first collection of poetry has been published by Red Hen Press’s imprint, Arktoi Books.