Carribean Fragoza is a writer and artist from South El Monte, California. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications, including BOMB, Aperture, Huizache, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the co-editor of East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte, published February 2020 by Rutgers University Press and Senior Writer at the Tropics of Meta. Her first book of fiction, Eat the Mouth That Feeds You (City Lights) is forthcoming March 2021. Fragoza currently co-edits UC Press's acclaimed California cultural journal, Boom California, and is also the founder of South El Monte Arts Posse, an interdisciplinary arts collective. Fragoza is the Coordinator of the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award at Claremont Graduate University, and she lives in the San Gabriel Valley in LA County.