Contributor's Notes

Josh Galarza, lead art editor, is a second-year MFA student in fiction and creative nonfiction at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of The Great Cool Ranch Dorito in the Sky (Henry Holt and Company, 2024). His creative nonfiction has appeared in FOLIO and elsewhere. He holds a BFA in art and a BA in English from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a multidisciplinary visual artist specializing in printmaking, book arts, and sculpture.

Photo of Cesar Piedra

Cesar Piedra

Cesar Piedra is an interdisciplinary artist, born in Southern California and raised in northern Nevada. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics and a minor in art history at the University of Nevada Reno. His art practice is informed by the rich history of the Mesoamerican and Mexican-American cultures. Piedra’s mash-up of Mesoamerican and contemporary subject matter and iconography allows him to make connections to the ancestral culture of Mexico to share, critique, and explore conversations about the evolution of culture.