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Petra Salazar is a white (tres)passing "Coyote" (regional term for an Indigenous/European or Mestizo racial identity) from Española, New Mexico. They were a finalist and honorable mention in the 2022 Button Chapbook Contest. Their work has been featured in Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Sonora Review, The Southampton Review, Latin American Literature Today, and elsewhere.

Petra is an educator at and sits on the boards of the Corrales Institute for New Education and the Hispanic League.

Petra holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from UNC-Greensboro, where they graduated as a Fred Chappell Fellow. They also hold a Master of Education degree & a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Washington University. Petra has had additional formative educational experiences as an Army National Guard diesel mechanic, military conscientious objector to the Iraq War, labor activist, community organizer, higher ed administrator, certified master gardener, herbalism apprentice, and mindfulness and Tai chi practitioner.

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