Rodney Gomez is the author of Citizens of the Mausoleum (Sundress Publications, 2018), a finalist for the John A. Robertson Award from the Texas Institute of Letters, Ceremony of Sand (YesYes Books, 2019), Arsenal with Praise Song (Orison Books, 2020), and Geographic Tongue (Pleiades Press, 2020), winner of the Pleiades Press Visual Poetry Series. He is the recipient of the Drinking Gourd Prize from the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium at Northwestern University, the Editors’ Prize from RHINO, the Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, the Rane Arroyo Prize, and the Orison Anthology Award. His work appears in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, The Gettysburg Review, Blackbird, North American Review, Pleaides, Rattle, Denver Quarterly, Verse Daily, and other journals. He is a member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop and works at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In 2020 he will serve as the Poet Laureate of the city of McAllen, Texas.