Marcelo Hernandez Castillo wasborn in Zacatecas, Mexico and raised in Yuba City, California. He studied creative writing at California State University Sacramento where he earned his BA in English Literature . He served as poetry section editor for Calaveras Station Literary Journal, and with Robert Hass edited the Squaw Valley Review 2011. He was a Bazzannela Literary Award winner for 2010 and has received scholarships from the Warmdal and Willhelm Memorial Scholarship fund and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. His work appears in Carcinogenic Poetry, The Legendary, Sex and Murder Magazine, Softblow Review, Puffin Circus, Psychic Meatloaf, Calaveras Station, and Somos en Escritos among others. His most recent chapbook is “This Side of Wonder” (Amber Moon Press). With CD Wright, he is currently translating the contemporary Mexican poet Marcelo Uribe. He is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Michigan. He is recently married to his high school sweetheart Rubi.


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