Karla Cordero is a descendant of the Chichimeca people from northern Mexico. She is a Macondo and VONA fellow, a recipient of The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship, and the San Diego State University Global Diversity Award. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies including Bettering American Poetry, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, PANK, Anomaly and BOAAT. She is the author of the chapbook, Grasshoppers Before Gods (Dancing Girl Press 2016) and the editor of Spit Journal. Karla currently serves as an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at MiraCosta College and San Diego City College. Her first full-length collection, How To Pull Apart The Earth, will be released Fall 2018 by NOTACULT. Publishing.