Marvin Contreras


Marvin Contreras is a poet, editor, and outdoor enthusiast. He was raised in the San Gabriel Valley, and he has since graduated from the University of California – Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in English. When not working, reading, or writing, he is outside watching the sparrows. He currently lives in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 

speaking to my brother on the phone while he gets gas at costco

yeah you know things don’t change much here
this foo trying to cut in front of me
fuck you homie im not letting you in
find another lane
sorry bro this guy
what are you doing
goddamn look at this foo
look at him



an arrival

turkey vultures are circling
and spring resurrects the apricot
pink like where it began 

we sit in chairs and bathe
in new sun while all around us
the scavengers gorge

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