14141776_10210349838771768_5317997288460060210_nBRANDON MELENDEZ is a Mexican-American poet from California. He is the author of home/land (Write Bloody 2019). He is a National Poetry Slam finalist and two-time Berkeley Grand Slam Champion. He was awarded Best Poem and Funniest Poem at collegiate national poetry competitions (CUPSI). His poems are in or forthcoming in Adroit Journal, Muzzle Magazine, the minnesota review, Ninth Letter, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Boston and is an MFA candidate at Emerson College.

“Self-Portrait as Pokémon #568 or Trubbish”FLAPPERHOUSE #17 (Spring 2018)