Originally from central Florida, MJ Santiago is a queer, Mexican-American poet who currently lives and works in New York. Their work has appeared in Reservoir Lit, Heavy Feather Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Their first chapbook, Baby Knife, is available from tenderness yea press.
These poems invite us to consider what remains—after violence, after loss. To believe in the lens of poetry is to believe that what lingers beneath individual disappointment and longing is something collective, universal, and even magnificent.