Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. Latinx Studies. ortiz asks us to peer into the post-apocalyptic landscape of our times. The voice of these poems is ragged and sensual, wearing the scars of a life lived in protest just by loving. It seduces us with the tantalizing declaration that it knows "all the possible ways a world ends." Despite the promise of certain death, the voice still beckons, offering us the possibility being side by side through the blast, if only to face the end together.
mónica teresa ortiz is a poet born and raised in Texas. Black Radish Books published her first poetry collection, MUTED BLOOD, in 2018. Her chapbook of crónicas, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SEMIROMANTIC ANARCHIST, was the winner of the first Host Publications Chapbook Prize, and was published in March 2019. ortiz is the poetry editor for Raspa Magazine, a Queer Latinx literary and art journal. Follow her on Instagram: @elgallosalvaje.Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA