Benjamin Garcia’s first collection, Thrown in the Throat (Milkweed Editions, August 2020), was selected by Kazim Ali for the 2019 National Poetry Series. He works as a sexual health and harm reduction educator throughout the Finger Lakes region of New York. A CantoMundo and Lambda Literary Fellow, he serves as faculty with Alma College’s MFA program. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in: AGNI, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Quarterly West, and New England Review. Find him at benjamingarciapoet.com.