I am a writer who lives and works in Austin, Texas. The recipient of a post graduate fellowship from the Michener Center for Writers, I've also participated in Macondo, Sandra Cisneros' socially engaged writing community. In 2007 I received a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship from The Texas Institute of Letters. The Vermont Studio Center has gifted me with several artist grants.
My obsession is my family's Mexican history in South Texas. Though 30 years in Austin have, at times, made me an unavoidable watcher of whiteness and its awkward hat dance with the emerging Latino demographic shift. Precisely because Race and History are heavy-the gifts that keep giving ™-I escape into pop culture and absurdity as often as I can.
By day I keep computers from crashing. For the past ten years I have been Systems Administrator at The Undergraduate Writing Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Hope you're having a good day.