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In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the Mexico special issue, with readings in English, Spanish, and Tzotzil by Juan Martínez, Raúl Gallardo Flores, Morgan L. Ventura, and Eliezer Isai Ton Cruz.



Gabriel Ascencio is a Mexican student and writer. He mostly focuses on texts written in Spanish, which can be found at Colectivo Letras & Poesía under his former pseudonym "Dr. Asenjo," and at Revista Extrañas Noches and Letralia.
Raúl Gallardo Flores was born in 1982 in León, Guanajuato. In 2008, he won the award for best sci-fi/fantasy short screenplay at the Action on Film festival in Pasadena, California. In 2009, his screenplay "Pretending" was a finalist in the Festival of Guanajuato Expression in Short. His poems and stories have appeared in Pens on Fire, Neon Magazine, The Cynic Online Magazine, and The IMPpress, and he was a finalist in the Wergle Flomp Humor poetry competition. You can purchase his book The Absurd Rules of Life on Apple and Amazon platforms in English and Spanish.
Ruperta Bautista Vázquez is a community educator, writer, anthropologist, translator, and Tzotzil Maya actress, from San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México. She holds degrees in Creative Writing from the Sociedad General de Escritores de México (SOGEM), Indigenous Rights and Cultures from CIESAS-Sureste, and Anthropology from Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, as well as a Master's Degree in Education and Cultural Diversity.
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