Core Faculty

Petra Salazar (they/them)

MFA in Poetry, MEd in Secondary Education

Petra Salazar, raised in Española, New Mexico, is the founder of Philopoetics and the Managing Editor for Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing. Chicano curanderismo and the radical pedagogy of bell hooks inform Petra's approach to teaching and poetry as healing and liberatory practices that occur both inside and outside traditional learning and literary spaces.Their work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Indiana Review, Sonora Review, The Southampton Review, Latin American Literature Today, and elsewhere. More on Petra here.


Contributing Educators

Francisco Gallegos (he/him)

PhD in Philosophy

Born in Albuquerque, NM, Francisco specializes in phenomenology, philosophy of emotions, and Latin American philosophy. After completing his PhD at Georgetown University, he worked for a year as a philosophical consultant in Silicon Valley. He is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University.