Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He is the author of The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). His work appears in The American Poetry Review, The Cincinnati Review, Poetry, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011. His work has been a finalist for The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, The Colorado Poetry Prize, and The National Poetry Series. He is an educator and editor at Frontier and Palette Poetry in Los Angeles County, CA.