Fernando Pérez is from Los Angeles, CA. He attended Long Beach City College and received his BA in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach before moving to Phoenix, AZ where he received an MFA in Poetry from Arizona State University. Fernando moved again this past year to Seattle and is currently a tenure-track writing professor at Bellevue College in Washington State. His work has appeared in several journals including Faultline, Hinchas de Poesía, Crab Orchard Review, and Painted Bride Quarterly. His first collection of poems At the Conquistador Hotel is forthcoming from The University of New Mexico Press in fall of 2017.