Edward Vidaurre is the author of eight collections of poetry. Vidaurre’s poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Avalon Literary Review, The Acentos Review, Poetrybay, as well as other journals and anthologies. He is the 2018-2019 City of McAllen,TX Poet Laureate and publisher of FlowerSong Press and its sister imprint Juventud Press. He has been nominated for the pushcart prize five times and was a finalist for Poet Laureate for the state of Texas. Vidaurre has been a judge for submissions for the Houston Poetry Festival, Director of Operations for the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, and editor of Cutthroat, a journal of the arts. His book Jazzhouse Won the Award of Merit 2020 by The Philosophical Society of Texas for Best Book of Poetry by a Texas Author. His book Paandemia & Other Poems was a finalist for the Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards.