Jesús Castillo was born in 1986 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. He moved to California with his parents and sister in 1998. In 2009, he graduated from the University of California-San Diego where he studied literature and writing. Castillo helped organize ‘Lectric Collective, an art and poetry collaboration in the Bay Area, and he was a founding editor of Vertebrae. He has lived in Oceanside, La Jolla, Oakland, San Francisco, and Iowa City where he received an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa. You can read a Q&A with Castillo about Remains here.