John Olivares Espinoza was born and raised in Indio, California. He received degrees in creative writing from the University of California at Riverside and Arizona State University, at which time he was awarded a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. His collection of poetry, The Date Fruit Elegies (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2008) was a finalist for the California Book Award in poetry. John’s poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, New Letters, and ZYZZYVA, among others. John now lives in San Antonio with his wife and two children.
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