David Martinez writes from that space between worlds that exist for so many multi-cultural and multi-racial people. His essays often explore this space while also investigating his own experiences with displacement, mental health, addiction, and family. His fiction is often strange, focusing on characters who search for the beautiful in inimical environments. David is half-American half-Brazilian and has lived throughout the US, Puerto Rico, and Brazil—his places are imperative and central to his writing, as well as their cultures and languages. David earned his MFA from UC Riverside at Palm Desert and currently teaches English and Creative Writing at Glendale Community College in Arizona.