PHIL SAINTDENISSANCHEZ is originally from New Orleans. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Button Poetry, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Shabda Press, Voicemail Poems, Alien Mouth Journal, Origins Literary Journal, Reality Beach, and Sonic Boom Journal. His debut collection, self-portrait before & after my body, is forthcoming on Button Poetry. He was a semifinalist for the 2020 Discovery Prize. His chapbook “watch out for falling bullets” was a notable manuscript for BOAAT’s chapbook contest, and a finalist for The Atlas Review’s and Button Poetry’s chapbook contests. He attended Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 2018, 2021, and 2022. He studied music theory and composition at The City College of New York. In addition to writing poetry, he produces and composes music. He records under the name SaintDenisSanchez and currently lives in Brooklyn.