Crisosto Apache is originally from Mescalero, New Mexico, on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. He is Mescalero Apache, Chiricahua Apache, and Diné (Navajo) of ‘Áshįįhí (Salt Clan) born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan). He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Apache’s debut poetry collection
GENESIS (Lost Alphabet) stems from the vestiges of memory and cultural identity of a self-emergence as language, body, and cosmology. His poems have appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Denver Quarterly, Hawaii Review, Red Ink Magazine, Cream City Review, Plume Anthology, and Common Place: The Journal of Early American Life, and in photographer Christopher Felver’s book Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits, and most recently the Poetry Foundation’s POETRY Magazine. Apache is also the Associate Poetry Editor for the Offing Magazine. Apache lives in the Denver metro area with his spouse and continues his advocacy work for the Native American LGBTQ / ‘two spirit’ identity.
To learn more, visit his website.