|Crystal AC Salas is a Xicanx poet, essayist, educator, and community organizer. Her poetry chapbook Grief Logic is co-winner of the inaugural Alta California Prize, available in a bilingual edition from Gunpowder Press. She has work in ALTA Journal, Omnium Gathering Quarterly, Northwest Review, [PANK] Magazine, World Literature Today, Chaparral Poetry, and Acentos Review. A founding member of the BreakBread Literacy Project, which elevates the voices of young creatives under 25, she serves as poetry editor for BreakBread Magazine. She holds an M.F.A. from University of California, Riverside, where she also provided arts and storytelling outreach as a Gluck fellow and Along the Chaparral fellow. She once worked as a high school English teacher and youth slam poetry coach alongside a group of kickass teens, and is a recipient of a 2021-2022 California Arts Council Established Individual Artist Fellowship. She lives in Los Angeles where she writes about the city’s landscapes of grief and remembrance as mapped on her family. Her favorite poets are Serafin and Clarita Salas.