José A. Alcántara lives in western Colorado. He is the author of The Bitten World: Poems (Tebot Bach, 2022). He has worked as a bookseller, mailman, electrician, commercial fisherman, baker, carpenter, studio photographer, door-to-door salesman, and math teacher. His poems have appeared in Poetry Daily, American Life in Poetry, The Slowdown, Ploughshares, 32 Poems, The Southern Review, and the anthologies, The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy, and America, We Call Your Name: Poems of Resistance and Resilience. His poem “Divorce” won the 2021 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor from Rattle.
Are you working on individual poems, a chapbook, a full-length poetry collection? I am available for individual manuscript consultations to discuss such topics as word choice, syntax, voice, theme, form, titles, endings, line breaks, figurative language, etc. Please contact me for further information.