Ángel García was born in Texas and raised in Southern California. He holds a BA from the University of Redlands and an MFA from the University of California-Riverside. His debut collection Teeth Never Sleep (University of Arkansas Press, 2018) was the winner of the 2018 CantoMundo Poetry Prize and a 2019 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, as well as a finalist for the PEN American 2019 Open Book Award and the 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has received fellowships from CantoMundo, the Vermont Studio Center, and others. He is assistant poetry editor for The Prairie Schooner, cofounder of Gente Organizada, and a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.