Rafael Miguel Montes is a Professor of English and Humanities as well as the Program Coordinator for the English program at St. Thomas University. A graduate of the University of Miami, he has worked during the last fifteen years at the university to bring students an appreciation of a number of different genres usually outside of the tradition American and British literature curriculum. His book-length study, Making Place/Haciendo Lugares: Generational Traumas in Cuban and Cuban-American Literature is currently available at over 200 libraries worldwide. During the past five years, Dr. Montes has specialized in the field of horror literature and his 3-part academic essay cycle on Horror in Cuba, Googling for Natives, has been translated into several different languages and reprinted in a number of magazines. A two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize in American Poetry, he has also published over 50 poems in over 35 literary magazines and journals. His first full-length book of poetry, CABOODLE: Menu (for Little Havana), was published in 2015 for Prole Books.