Albino Carrillo earned a BA in English from the University of New Mexico and an MFA in Poetry from Arizona State University. Carrillo's book of poems is In the City of Smoking Mirrors (University of Arizona Press, 2004). His poems are anthologized in Library Bound: A Saratoga Anthology (1996), The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (2007), and Camino Del Sol: 15 years of Latina and Latino Writing (2010). He has taught at the University of Dayton, the University of Minnesota, and Union College of New York.