Karla Cordero is a descendant of the Chichimeca people from northern Mexico, a Chicana poet, educator, and activist, raised along the borderlands of Calexico, CA. She is a Pushcart nominee and offered fellowships from VONA, Macondo, CantoMundo, The Loft Literary Center, and Pink Door. Karla is the editor of SpitJournal an online literary review for poetry and social justice. Her poems have appeared and forthcoming in The Boiler Journal, ANMLY, Tinderbox, Word Riot, The Acentos Review, among other anthologies and publications. Karla’s chapbook, Grasshoppers Before Gods (2016) was published by Dancing Girl Press and her first book is to be published by NOT A CULT. Publishing (Fall 2018). She is currently a professor at MiraCosta and San Diego City College.