César Leonardo De León
Born in Monterrey, México, César L. De León now lives and works in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where he is an active participant in the local literary community. He holds an MFA in creative writing and a graduate certificate in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
César is one of four poet-organizers for Poets Against Walls, which allows him to further engage with his community through writing workshops, public readings, and other events centered around social justice and borders. His work has been published in Queen Mob’s Tea House, Pilgrimage, the Acentos Review, La Bloga, and the anthologies Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando and Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, among others. He has received awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.