Sebastián H. Páramo is the author of the forthcoming collection Portrait of Us Burning (Northwestern University Press/Curbstone Books, 2023). His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, The Arkansas International, Prairie Schooner, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, Bennington Review, and elsewhere.
He received his MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of North Texas. His work has received fellowships and support from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, the Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program at UT-Austin, and CantoMundo. He is the founding editor of The Boiler, Poetry Editor for Deep Vellum, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
Previously, he was co-director of the student-run 2012 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival. Since then he’s organized several pop-up literary events in the North Texas region and in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, Portland, and Seattle.
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.