Moncho is a Cihuayollotl trans woman Xicanx poet, translator, visual artist, and educator. She is the author of Greyhound Americans (Saturnalia Books 2022), which was the winner of the 2020 Saturnalia Book Prize, selected by Diane Seuss. She has been published in Meridian, Foglifter, Lunch Ticket, 2018 Emerge Lambda Fellows Anthology, Poets.org, and other publications. She is a recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Lambda Literary, Poets House, Troika House, the Summer Seminar at Sarah Lawrence College, and won the Academy of American Poet’s John B. Santoianni award for excellence in poetry. She has been awarded the Thomas Lux Scholarship for dedication to teaching, demonstrated through writing workshops with youths in Sunnyside Community Services in Queens, New York. 

 

Moncho is available for keynotes, readings, workshops, and panels. For booking availability please email [monchoelpoet@gmail.com]. Moncho is also available for poem and manuscript editing. If you would like critique and feedback, please feel free to contact Moncho there. 

Moncho has earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She spends time between Queens, NY with her partner and Pacoima, CA with their family.

Photo by Rachel Herman-Gabrielli

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