Born: October 30 1970 in Córdoba Veracruz, Mexico
Resides: Bakersfield, California, USA
E-mail: ulisespcastillo (at) gmail (dot) com
Mexican poet and writer Ulises Perez specializes in haiku poetry and also in freestyle. His poems are part of the literary project Thousand Poems Anthologies Worldwide (2013) and he has worked as a columnist for the magazine Letters of Parnassus. He is an active member of the Venezuelan Society of International Art (SVAI) and the Hispanic Worldwide Union of Writers (UHE). In 2001, he left Mexico "self-exile" in an intensive search of the meaning of life; moved his residence to Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada), where he converted to Christianity by giving his life to the Lord Jesus Christ, a moment which deeply and indelibly marked his life, and an experience he calls "the biggest event." Subsequently he traveled to the United States where he has lived since 2003. He is writing a book about haiku poetry and lives in Bakersfield, California, with his wife Emma and their three daughters: Vicky, Seffie, and Tillie.
Credits: All selections are from Letters of Parnassus 12 (September 2013) [http://issuu.com/jpellicer/docs/edicion12].