Dino Enrique Piacentini grew up in Los Angeles, lived for many years in San Francisco, and has also, at various times, set down stakes in Houston, Prague, and Champaign, Illinois. His work has been published in The Massachusetts Review, The Toronto Globe & Mail, Gulf Coast, and Confrontation, among other places. He earned his MFA from the University of Houston, where he was an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/M.D. Anderson Foundation Fellow, and he has taught creative writing at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Houston. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an arts administrator at The Mexican Museum, The Asian Art Museum, and Galería de la Raza. He currently lives with his husband in Denver, Colorado and teaches creative writing at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.