Juana M. Ramos was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, and currently lives in New York City where she is a professor of Spanish and literature at York College, the City University of New York (CUNY). She has participated in international poetry festivals and recitals in Mexico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Cuba, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Argentina, Guatemala, and Spain. She has published several books of poetry: Multiplicada en mí (Artepoética Press, 2010; revised and augmented second edition, 2014); Palabras al borde de mis labios (miCieloediciones, 2014), En la batalla (Editorial La Chifurnia, 2016), Ruta 51C (Editorial La Chifurnia, 2017), Sobre luciérnagas (Editorial La Chifurnia, 2019) and Sin ambages/To the Point (Cuadernos Negros Editorial, 2020), and Clementina (Libros Chifurnia, 2021). She is coauthor of Tomamos la palabra: mujeres en la guerra civil de El Salvador (1980-1992) (UCA Editores, 2016), a collection of testimonies of women who fought in El Salvador’s civil war. Her poems and narratives have been published in several anthologies and literary magazines, both in print and digital format, throughout Latin America, the United States, and Spain. Her work has been partially translated into English, Portuguese, and French.