Writing Samples


Awake Now, Sailor (A NOVEL)


Cass Loyola, a Cuban merchant seaman, abandons the ocean seas to pursue literature and a better life at a button-down college in New York City. As he struggles to adjust to his new life, he is haunted by the woman he left behind in Cardiff—a flame-haired Wiccan priestess who makes books with inks made from flowers and seashells.


Translating Grandfather’s House: Poems, Puntos, and Décimas