Ariel Francisco is the author of All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) and Before Snowfall,
After Rain (Glass Poetry Press, 2016). Born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents, he
completed his MFA at Florida International University in Miami. His poems have appeared or are
forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2016, Gulf
Coast, Washington Square, and elsewhere. He lives and teaches in South Florida.