Ariel Francisco Henriquez Cos is the author of Under Capitalism If Your Head Aches They Just Yank Off Your Head (Flowersong Press, 2021), A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship (Burrow Press, 2020), All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) which was named one of the 8 Best Latino Books of 2017 by Rigoberto Gonzalez, and Before Snowfall, After Rain(Glass Poetry Press, 2016). Born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents, he was raised in Miami and completed his MFA in Poetry at Florida International University and an MFA in Literary Translation at Queens College CUNY. He was named one of the Five Florida Writers to Watch in 2019 by The Miami New Times and one of the 6 Guatemalan Authors You Should Know in 2021 by the Latino Book Review. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Yorker Podcast, The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, The Rumpus, The New York City Ballet, Performance Today, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He is the translator of Columbian poet Carolina Sanchez’s Viaje/Voyage (Editorial Ultramarina, 2020) and of Guatemalan poet Hael Lopez’s Routines/Goodbyes (Spuyten Duyvil, 2022). He is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Louisiana State University.
You can contact him at ArielFrancisco@LSU.EDU for publication solicitations, manuscript consultations, translations, and reading opportunities.