Manya Orescan Campos is a queer xicana poet and mama. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Southern Oregon University. She has published poetry in Isis Scrolls, We’Moon, The Jefferson Journal, Main Squeeze and Essential Oil Vol. 2. She is the author of two chapbooks A look of defiance. Radiant. And Blue Corn, Mixed Masa, and the Occasional Magic Trick. She comes from the cactus-eaters. A bruja. A hot-mouthed woman.