Alex Z. Salinas is the author of poetry collections WARBLES and DREAMT, or The Lingering Phantoms of Equinox. He is also the author of a book of stories, City Lights From the Upside Down, included in the National Book Critics Circle’s Critical Notes. His poetry collections Hispanic Sonnets and Trash Poems are forthcoming. He holds an M.A. in English Literature and Language from St. Mary’s University, and lives in San Antonio, Texas.