Surrounded by Peach Trees, President Clinton Speaks to My Fourth Grade Class [featured finalist]

Juan Luis Guzmán, a poet, professor, and literary/performing arts organizer, earned an MFA in creative writing from California State University, Fresno. With fellowships from Macondo Writers Workshop and CantoMundo, his work has appeared in Huizache, PANK, and The Rumpus, among other journals, as well as the Letras Latinas Blog and Poet’s Quarterly. He is the vice chairman of the Selma Arts Council and served as executive director of LitHop, Fresno’s literary festival, from 2017 to 2019. The former co-director for CantoMundo, Guzmán is a professor of English at Fresno City College.