Tori Cárdenas is a trans poet of genízaro/boriquen descent, and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2014 with Bachelors in Poetry and History, and again in 2020 with a Masters in Poetry. Cárdenas also served as Poetry Editor and Editor in Chief of Blue Mesa Review, and as Executive Editor for Skull + Wind Press. Their work has appeared in Witchcraft Magazine, Cloudthroat, and VICE and is forthcoming in Open Minds Quarterly, Fearsome Critters’ Quaranzine, and PANK.