Jacob Saenz was born in Chicago and raised in Cicero, Illinois. He earned a BA in Creative Writing-Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. His poetry has appeared in Poetry, Great River Review, OCHO, Columbia Poetry Review and other journals. A CantoMundo fellow, he has also been the recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship and a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.
He enjoys poetry that, somehow, enriches his soul.