Jesus Sierra is a Cuban writer who emigrated from Cuba in 1969 to San Francisco’s Mission District. His work has appeared in Zyzzyva, Gulf Stream Literary Journal, The Bare Life Review, The Marathon Literary Review, The Acentos Review, and Lunch Ticket among others. His essays “How Baseball Saved My Life” and “Soul Music”, are anthologized in Endangered Species, Enduring Values: An Anthology of San Francisco Area Writers of Color. He is part of the group that founded the Rooted & Written program at The Writers Grotto. He holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and is also a licensed structural engineer.