Crisosto Apache, originally from Mescalero, New Mexico (US), on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. He is Mescalero Apache, Chiricahua Apache, and DinĂ© / Navajo. His DinĂ© clans are Salt Clan born for the Towering House Clan. He holds an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Crisosto is an Assistant Professor of English at the Rocky Mountain College for Art + Design. He is the Associate Poetry Editor for the Offing Magazine. He also continues his advocacy work for the Native American LGBTQ / ‘two spirit’ identity.