In 2017, the University of Houston became the first university in the US to offer a Creative Writing PhD in Spanish. Each PhD candidate was tasked with collaborating with a Latino/a writer to create a new body of work that would, at the end of the semester, be printed with a Risograph and perfect bound. The cover design, interior illustrations and typesetting were created in collaboration with Lucero Hernandez after conferring with the candidates. A combination of sourced images altered with Photoshop as well as hand-drawn illustrations allowed each book to stand alone and remain distinct from the others. In Cuatro Edades (Four Stages), the final spread, depicting the trauma death, mimics the first spread depicting the bloody trauma of birth with the colors changing from red to blue.