Raquel Gutiérrez writes personal essays, memoir, art criticism, and poetry. An adult child of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants, Raquel was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona after completing two MFAs in Poetry and Non-Fiction from the University of Arizona. Raquel is a 2017 recipient of the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Raquel also runs the tiny press, Econo Textual Objects, which publishes intimate works by QTPOC poets. Recently Raquel’s poetry and essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Open Space, the New Inquiry, Zocaló Public Square, Entropy, FENCE, Huizache, Río Grande Review, the VOLTA, Foglifter, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Raquel’s first book of essays, Brown Neon, will be published by Coffee House Press in 2021. And, Raquel’s first book of poetry, Southwest Reconstruction, will be published by Noemi Press in 2022.