Francisco Aragón is the son of Nicaraguan immigrants. He is the author of Glow of Our Sweat (Scapegoat Press, 2010), and Puerta del Sol (Bilingual Press, 2005), as well as the editor of The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (University of Arizona Press, 2007). Forthcoming collections include the limited edition chapbook, His Tongue a Swath of Sky (momotombito, 2019) and his third full-length book, After Rubén (Red Hen Press, 2020). In 2017, he was a finalist for Split This Rock’s Freedom Plow Award. He directs Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies. A native of San Francisco, he divides his time between Arlington, Virginia, and South Bend, Indiana.