Contact: myriadamvm at gmail.com
My name is Myriadam Valentino Medrano, and I was born on February 11, 1989 in Houston, Texas. I lived there with my family for four years, and then we moved to El Paso, Texas. While in Houston, I went to preschool and learned how to read. From 1993 to 2007, I lived in El Paso, attending El Paso Country Day School, Cielo Vista Elementary School, Dr. Green Elementary School, St. Clement’s middle school, and Coronado High School. In 1997 I began to take piano lessons, and I still enjoy playing the piano. When I was at St. Clement’s, I was published twice in a Texas youth poetry anthology. The second time, in my eighth grade year, my poem was listed as a Top Poem for the state. In May 2007, I graduated from Coronado in the top two percent of my class. In August 2007, I moved from El Paso to Ithaca, New York and began attending Cornell University. I stayed at Cornell until November 2010, when I transferred to The University of Texas at El Paso. In May 2013, I graduated from UTEP with a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree. I moved to Houston in December 2013. Later that month I released Vlora, my first book, with Amethyst Sky Publishing. My poem “Pocket Watch” was published in Calliope in July 2015. I currently keep myself occupied journaling various experiences as well as writing creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction.