WILLY PALOMO learned poetry from the worlds of hip-hop and slam. In 2016, he was named the runner-up Latin@ Scholar at the Frost Place Conference on Poetry. He is currently working on his M.F.A. in poetry and M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University, where he teaches Intro to Creative Writing and the Poetics of Rap. He runs the Bloomington Poetry Slam and writes books reviews for Muzzle Magazine. His work can be found online on Vinyl, Acentos Review, HeArt Online, and elsewhere.