Beyond Baroque would like to introduce our new Poetry Coalition Fellow, Iván Salinas! Iván is a poet based in the San Fernando Valley experimenting with words, images, and sound. His literary work has been published in a variety of journals and magazines including Curious Publishing, Dryland, Drifter Zine, Backlash Lit, and more. He earned a B.A. in English, Creative Writing, from California State University, Northridge, where he advocated for quality of education that addresses racism and social justice as a student organizer. Iván was born in Ciudad de México and immigrated to Los Angeles when he was ten years old to reunite with his family. Since then he's lived in a state of Nepantla: in-between lands, languages, y culturas. In his free time, he enjoys DJing and interviewing artists and musicians.

In 2020, the Poetry Coalition launched the Poetry Coalition Fellowship program, a three-year pilot program that will offer paid fellowship positions to five fellows per year (a total of fifteen fellows) who will each assist a different Poetry Coalition organization for twenty hours per week over the course of a forty-week period. The five organizations hosting the second cohort of Poetry Coalition Fellows beginning September 13, 2021 are Asian American Writers' Workshop, Beyond Baroque, Indigenous Nations Poets (In-Na-Po), Lambda Literary, and Zoeglossia. To learn more about the Poetry Coalition and this year’s Fellows, please visit