Renato de Leon
Renato de Leon is the pen name for this 18 year-old Mexican-American based in Houston, Texas. He's currently working on his first book of poems alongside separate creative essays, book reviews and short stories. Renato's work explores the intimacies of daily life and the ephemeral nature of adolescence and relationships, often reflecting influences from the diverse Houstonian community, his Mexican heritage and his favorite authors. Renato is also a dedicated pianist but whenever he's not writing or performing he enjoys playing video games, streaming shows, going out with friends, collecting vinyls, eating or just scrolling on his phone. Keep up with Renato on Instagram @renato_dls_desk .

A magazine for teen writers—by teen writers. Under the Madness brings together student editors from across New Hampshire under the mentorship of the state poet laureate to focus on the experiences of teens from around the world. Whether you live in Berlin, NH, or Berlin, Germany—whether you wake up every day in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America—we’re interested in reading you!