Crystal AC Salas is a Chicanx poet, essayist, educator, and community organizer. Her work has appeared in Chaparral Poetry, The Speakeasy Project, The Acentos Review, YAY! LA Magazine, and others. She is currently pursuing her MFA at UC Riverside where she is [accidentally] working on two manuscripts. She also works as a high school English teacher and youth slam poetry coach with a group of kick-ass teens. 

She lives in Los Angeles where she writes about the city’s landscapes of grief and remembrance, memorialized and unmemorialized spaces.