Bio

A Queer Xicano writer of Rarámuri descent, Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-nominated Santo de la Pata Alzada: Poems from the Queer/Xicano/Positive Pen (Evelyn Street Press, 2005). 

Along with Adelina Anthony and Dino Foxx, Lorenzo is a co-author of Tragic Bitches: An Experiment in Queer Xicana & Xicano Performance Poetry (Kórima Press, 2011), and the editor of Queer Codex: Chile Love (allgo/Evelyn Street Press, 2004), an anthology of visual and literary works by queer men of color from across the US; and, Queer Codex: Rooted (allgo/Evelyn Street Press, 2008), a mix-genre anthology by queer women and trans-identified writers and visual artists. 

His work appears in Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press, 2008), edited by Emanuel Xavier, as well as the journals, ZYZZYVA: the journal of West Coast writers and artist; and, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought.

A member of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Workshop Community, Lorenzo was trained and mentored by Sharon Bridgforth and the late Ana Sisnett and raúlrsalinas. Lorenzo holds a Masters in Liberal Arts from St. Edward’s University and is the editor of the forthcoming Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry (Kórima Press). 

Lorenzo is the founder of Kórima Press.