Rodney Gomez is a member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Denver Quarterly, Barrow Street, Blackbird, Salt Hill, and RHINO, where it was awarded the Editor’s Prize. He is the author of Mouth Filled with Night (Northwestern University Press, 2014), winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize; Spine (Newfound, 2015), winner of the Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize judged by Ada Limón; and A Short Tablature of Loss (Seven Kitchens Press, 2016), winner of the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize judged by Eduardo C. Corral. Gomez has been awarded residencies to the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Santa Fe Art Institute. Originally from the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, he has also served on the board of Migrant Health Promotion, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of migrants, immigrants, and related populations. He earned a BA in philosophy from Yale and an MFA from the University of Texas Pan American. He works as the transportation director at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.