Nicole Arocho Hernández is a poet born and raised in Puerto Rico. Their poems have been published in The Acentos Review, Electric Literature, Honey Literary, West Branch, The Academy of American Poets, and elsewhere. Their chapbook, I Have No Ocean, was published by Sundress Publications. Their work has been supported by The Hambidge Center, Tin House, and The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, among others. They earned their MFA at Arizona State University, where they served as the Translations Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. They live in unceded O’Odham and Piipaash lands known as Tempe, AZ.