Blas Falconer is the author of two poetry collections, The Foundling Wheel and A Question of Gravity and Light, and a coeditor of two essay collections: The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity and Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange. He is a poetry editor for The Los Angeles Review and teaches in the low-residency MFA at Murray State University. His third poetry collection, Forgive the Body This Failure (Four Way Books), was published in 2018. Of this poem, Blas writes, "I owe special thanks to Jenny Factor for her words and understanding, which led me to my own."