JOE GALVÁN was born in 1984 and grew up in South Texas. He has been writing since he was a child. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2006 and contemplated becoming a lawyer before settling on cultural anthropology, with forays into ethnomusicology and etiquette studies. He has been publishing zines for nearly 20 years. He just finished writing his second novella, In The Realm of the Desert Gods, which draws from the rich history and culture of the borderlands of South and West Texas. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 2012, where he began writing his perzine Galván in Portland, which explores not only his own personal history in and out of the city, but also Portland’s place in time and space. He began volunteering at the IPRC in late 2014. He has been writing a zine series on modern manners, Etiquette, since mid-2016.
If you’d like copies of his zines, or just want to say hi, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow his Instagram account, @agrestic.