mónica teresa ortiz is a poet born and raised in Texas. Her poetry collection, muted blood is published by Black Radish Books, and examines the mythology of death and grief through the missing body of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca and the material reverberations of violence under racial capitalism in the present. Her forthcoming chapbook of crónicas, malquistar, is published by Host Publications and due Spring 2019. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter: @elgallosalvaje.