Christopher Rey Pérez is a poet from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. His published works of poetry and fiction in English and Spanish include On the heels of our enemies, 427-375, regeneración, an untitled collaboration with Barbara Ess, El Siete Machos, REYNOSA, and Compendio palestino-puertorriqueño en proceso. His book, gauguin's notebook, received the 2015 Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize from Lake Forest College. Since 2012, he has edited a nomadic publication in, of, and around Latin America, called Dolce Stil Criollo. Christopher is a graduate of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and a former Visiting Lecturer at al-Quds Bard College for Arts & Sciences in Palestine. He has also taught in the Language and Thinking program of Bard College. Currently, he is the Program Director of the Bard Microcollege at Brooklyn Public Library.