Erick Sáenz is a first generation Latinx poet and High School English teacher from Los Angeles, California. He is the founding editor of Lilac Press, a small DIY imprint. He was formerly a contributing editor for the online magazine Cheers from the Wasteland. In addition to self-publishing several chapbooks and zines, his writing can be found online. His first book, SUSURROS A MI PADRE, was released by The Operating System in 2018.