Alex Rafael Encomienda is an American author living in Arizona. He began writing at age nine and afterwards went to college where he attended writing workshop classes, lecture classes and journalism classes taught by established authors.
Alex has been published in literary journals such as The Opiate’s 2017 spring issue, Claudius Speaks, Adelaide’s 2017 summer and fall issues, Bindweed’s 2017 Summer issue, The Penwood Review’s 2017 Summer issue, Harbinger Asylum’s 2017 spring and summer issues as well as Kaaterskill Basin’s 2017 fall issue.
Alex’s short stories “Sacred Geometry for Ariel V.” and “The Labyrinthine Affairs” have been published by editor Stevan V. Nikolic in Adelaide magazine.
Alex’s inspirations come from authors such as CS. Lewis, John Bunyan, Sartre and Edgar Allan Poe as well as musical inspirations and biblical passages. He often incorporates the concepts of love, faith, lust and escapism in his writing.
Alex is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online literary journal Labyrinthine Passages.