ALEJANDRO PÉREZ-CORTÉS was born in Colima, Mexico. His poems and short stories have been published in various Mexican newspapers. Pérez-Cortés’s first English poems appeared in the anthology Soundings from the Salish Sea: A Pacific Northwest Poetry Anthology. He holds an MFA from New Mexico State University with an emphasis on Spanish-American literature, and currently teaches Spanish at North Creek High School in Washington State. Ima and Coli Are the Tree That Was Never a Seed is his latest work.