César De León

Texas, United States

Member Since: 05/21/2023

César L. de León is the author of Speaking with Grackles by Soapberry Trees (FlowerSong 2021). Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters John A. Robertson Award for the best first book of poetry (2021) and the Philosophical Society of Texas Best Book of Poetry award (2022).  He is an educator, one of four poet-organizers for Poets Against Walls, and a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop. His work has appeared in Queen Mob’s Tea House, Pilgrimage, The Acentos Review, Yellow Chair Review, La Bloga, Zocalo Public Square, and the anthologies Asina is How We Talk, Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, The Border Crossed Us: An Anthology to End Apartheid, and Texas Weather Anthology among others.


Website: https://cesarldeleon.com/

Twitter Username: @CesarPoet


  • Speaking With Grackles by Soapberry Trees , Flowersong Press (June 21, 2021)


  • Third Place Golden Circle Award from The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (2012)
  • Second Place Literary Magazine Poem from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association(2014)
  • John A. Robertson Book Award (2021)
  • Philosophical Society of Texas Best Book of Poetry Award(2022)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Texas Pan American (August 2012)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (May 2018)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Poetry