Yaccaira Salvatierra is a poet, translator, educator and youths’ art instructor. Her poems have appeared in Huizache, Kweli, Puerto del Sol, and Rattle among others. Her honors include the Dorrit Sibley Award for achievement in Poetry, the 2015 recipient of the Puerto del Sol Poetry Prize, the Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholarship as a fellow at the Community of Writers Workshop at Squaw Valley, a scholarship recipient for the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and a fellow at VONA. She has been nominated a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net. She lives in San José, California.