Joshua Escobar a.k.a. DJ Ashtrae is the author of Caljforkya Voltage (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press) and XXOX FM (DoubleCross Press). He publishes the all-ages zine Orange Mercury. Bareback Nightfall, his first full-length collection, is forthcoming in 2020 from Noemi Press and Letras Latinas. A CantoMundo fellow, he lives with dj lil piñata in southern California. He will be reading at the Poetry Project with Jerika Marchan on May 17.