Jose Hernandez Diaz
Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He holds degrees in English and creative writing from the University of California, Berkeley, and Antioch University Los Angeles. His work appears in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Green Mountains Review, Huizache, The Journal, Los Angeles Review, North American Review, Pleiades, The Progressive, Witness, and other journals. He has served as an editor for Floricanto Press and Lunch Ticket. His manuscript is currently a finalist for the 2018 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. His poetry/prose poetry is interested in surrealism, absurdism, existentialism, and in the Latinx experience. Some of his favorite authors are: James Tate, Octavio Paz, Marosa di Giorgio, Ada Limón, francine j. harris, Eduardo C. Corral, Christopher Kennedy, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Russell Edson, and others. He’s recently enjoyed collections from David Tomas Martinez, Eloisa Amezcua, and Felicia Zamora. When he’s not reading, writing, or editing, he can be found watching Dodgers baseball with an IPA in hand, spending time with his big Mexican-American family, or cruising Pacific Coast Highway.