Bianca Pérez is a poetry student in the MFA program at Texas State University. She is a South Texas native with a love for tacos al pastor with extra cilantro, horror movies, and really bad TV. Also, she’s an avid believer in pineapple on pizza.
What she’s looking for in poetry submissions: She enjoys pieces that engage the reader sonically and thematically with extra attention to socio-cultural movements. Additionally, Bianca loves poems that gather strength from personal experience, especially experiences from marginalized communities in relation to sexual orientation, gender, race, disability and/or socioeconomics; voices that are systemically silenced should be heard. Vivid images (whether abstract or concrete) are her favorite things to interact with when reading poetry.
Writers she admires: Melissa Oliva-Lozada, Olivia Gatwood, Adrian Matejka, Nikki Giovanni, Mary Oliver, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.