Héctor Ramírez is the son of a formerly undocumented immigrant father from Tijuana, México and a Mexican mother from Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. He is a Xicano writer and educator from Covina, California, currently living in Colorado.
Héctor received his B.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University in 2012 and his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2018. Currently, he is the Assistant Director of the CU Boulder Upward Bound program, and also serves on the Board of Directors at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from LIT, Apogee, Muzzle Magazine, The Café Irreal, American Book Review, The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, and elsewhere.