About

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Biographical info:

Sebastián Hasani Páramo is a CantoMundo Fellow. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Waxwing, Bennington Review, New South, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, 32 Poems, New England Review, among others. 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 the 2021 Jesse H. Jones Fellow through the Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program, sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters

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.