David Joez Villaverde is an interdisciplinary artist, a CantoMundo fellow, and MFA candidate at the University of Michigan. He is the winner of Black Warrior Review’s 2018 poetry contest, the runner up for the 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