I am a Poet: Aldrin Valdez

Aldrin Valdez in a formal shirt, posing pensively with chin resting on hand.

Aldrin Valdez is a bakla writer & visual artist. They are the author of ESL or You Weren’t Here (Nightboat Books), selected as a 2019 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Poetry. You can find more of their work @bluebakla on IG.

What are you eating for comfort?

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

What are you binge watching? re-watching?

I was binge-watching Death Note until the heart of the series was killed off – so big ef ewe to the writers but also bigups to them for creating a character so special and captivating. Please bring him back to life.

What was the last thing that made you smile or laugh?

A cat walking around with one sandal on.

What is a poem you’d like to share with our readers?

Read Sagad on Verse here.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell our readers?

Get some rest.