Jacob Shores-Argüello is a Costa Rican American poet and prose writer. Jacob is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, the Dzanc Books ILP International Literature Award, the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown, the Djerassi Resident Artists Fellowship, and the Amy Clampitt residency in Lenox, MA. His second book, Paraíso, was selected for the inaugural CantoMundo Poetry Prize. His work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Oxford American. He is currently working on a mixed genre piece focusing on borders, cultural symbols, and climate.