S. Salazar

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, S. Salazar has always felt at home in the mountains. As an English teacher, she strove to show students that success isn’t defined by background.

S. is published in Harpur Palate, The Acentos Review, Booth Journal, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. She's currently juggling multiple poetry and young adult fiction manuscripts that explore generational trauma, identity, Latinx heritage, diaspora, and mental health. Her debut poetry collection, Raíces, Relics, and Other Ghosts will be published by Aldrich Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books, in 2023.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found hiking with loved ones, talking to her parrot, Gizmo, and gushing over every dog she sees.