Digital edition of J. Villanueva's debut chapbook, "Roadside Frutería."


Twelve stunning poems.


Cover design by Veronica Bennett.


J. Villanueva is a Chicano writer/poet from deep south Texas. When he is not agonizing in front of his computer, he is build- ing and riding his motorcycles. J. has words featured in or forth- coming from Taco Bell Quarterly, Alebrijes Review, The Indianapolis Review, and Gutslut Press. He is currently an MFA student at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. You can follow him on Twitter @jay_theaztec.


"J. Villanueva balances the reader between an untethered weightlessness and a familial connection. Roadside Frutería utilizes return as a motif to pull the reader into a cyclical, emotional landscape. This book felt like the grief of continuity and the wonder of finding a new side street in your hometown." — Keagan Wheat, poet


"A motorcycle. A frutería off the highway, offering up memories. J. Villanueva’s poems wind and twist through the past, taking us back to his childhood. Roadside Frutería is an intimate look at a family’s history and culture, and as J. revisits these moments in time, we are all along for the ride." — Kimberly Wolf, poet