Oscar Mancinas is a Rarámuri-Chicanx writer, teacher and Ph.D. candidate. He was born and raised in Mesa, Ariz.’s Washington-Escobedo neighborhood. He is the author of the poetry chapbooks "Jaula and Roto: a Mex-tape," and the short story collection "To Live and Die in El Valle." His debut full-length collection of poetry is forthcoming from Tolsun Books. He splits his time between Phoenix and Mesa.