Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the poetry collections, Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications) and All Day, Talking (dancing girl press). Her new project, Halfbreed Helene Navigates the Whole received a 2019-2020 Tacoma Artists Initiative Award, as well as 2021 residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony & the Macondo Writers Workshop. Chavez teaches creative writing and Latinx/Chicanx-focused courses at the University of Washington Tacoma and serves as the poetry coordinator for Best of the Net Anthology. Recent work can be found in Fresno Writers for Migrant Justice: Bilingual Chapbook, The Museum of Americana: A Literary Review, Diode, & Hotel Amerika. Her micro chap, like everything else we loved, is forthcoming from Porkbelly Press in 2022.