Alfredo Aguilar is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is the author of Recuerdo, selected by Natalie Diaz for the 2019 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, and the chapbook What Happens On Earth (BOAAT Press 2018). He is a winner of the 92Y’s Discovery Poetry Contest and has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Frost Place. His work has appeared in The Shallow Ends, Best New Poets 2017, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. Originally from North County San Diego, he now resides in Texas.