Azahara Palomeque is a Spanish poet and writer currently living in Philadelphia. She is the author of the books Año 9: Crónicas catastróficas en la era Trump (Year 9: Catastrophic Accounts in the Trump Era) (2020), R.I.P. (Rest in Plastic) (2019), En la ceniza blanca de las encías (In the White Ash of the Gums) (2017), American Poems (2015), and the bilingual chapbook El Diente del Lobo/The Wolf’s Tooth (2014). She has published numerous poems, short stories and essays in journals and magazines in the US, Spain, and Latin America; her poetry has been included in several anthologies—such as Poesía sin fronteras (2018)—and partially translated into Greek and English. She has presented her work at branches of the New York Public Library, the Philadelphia Free Library, and several USAmerican universities and festivals. Palomeque is also a visual artist, a published scholar, and a contributor to the prestigious Spanish newspaper CTXT, where she reports on U.S. social issues. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Princeton University.