Verónica Reyes is the author of Chopper! Chopper! Poetry from Bordered Lives (Arktoi
Books/Red Hen Press 2013), which won Best Poetry from International Latino Book Awards
2014, Golden Crown Literary Society Awards 2014, and Lambda Literary Finalist 2014. Reyes
is a Chicana lesbian poet from East Los Angeles, California. Her poetry scripts the lives of her
communities—Mexican American, brown queers, immigrants—and contribute to the growing
narrative of Chicana/o/x literature. She has received grants and fellowships from Vermont Studio
Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Foundation, and Montalvo Arts Center.
Reyes’ work has appeared in journals, such as Calyx, Feminist Studies, and The Minnesota
Review. Currently, Reyes is faculty in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program and
English Department at CSU Los Angeles.