About

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Biographical info:

Sebastián Hasani Páramo is a CantoMundo Fellow and a former Dobie Paisano Fellow. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, Southern Indiana Review, Southeast Review, The Cortland Review, Bennington Review, and elsewhere. He is the founding editor of The Boiler and Poetry Editor for Deep Vellum. He is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

His manuscript, Portrait of Us Burning, has been a finalist for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and the Hudson Prize.

Additional Info:

With Robert Torres, he co-founded the Pegasus Reading Series in Dallas, Texas in 2014. The Dallas Observer named Pegasus Reading Series “Best Poetry Night” in 2015. With Courtney Marie, of Spider Web Salon, he co-founded Deep Ellum Lit Hop in 2016, a DFW event that brought together art collectives to Deep Ellum for a literary pub crawl.

In 2019, he started The Burning Plain Reading Series in Denton, Texas. Due to the pandemic, Pegasus and The Burning Plain are on indefinite hiatus. In 2020, Sebastián began the Bandwidth Reading Series.