John Olivares Espinoza

John Olivares Espinoza is the author of The Date Fruit Elegies (Bilingual Review Press, 2008). Born and raised in Indio, California, and the son of immigrants from Mexico, he received degrees in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside and Arizona State University. The recipient of grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, and a residency at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., he lives in San Antonio, Texas.