David Joez Villaverde is an interdisciplinary artist, a CantoMundo fellow, and MFA candidate at the University of Michigan. He is a 2021 Best New Poet, the winner of Black Warrior Review’s 2018 poetry contest, the winner of New Delta Review’s 2021 Matt Clark Prize for Fiction and the runner up for their 2020 Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Flash Fiction, a finalist for the Antioch-Frontier Fellowship in 2019, and a finalist for Frontier Poetry’s 2019 OPEN. He lives in Detroit. This is not his cat. Contact him at justverde@gmail.com