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 .