Roy G. Guzmán was born in Honduras and raised in Miami, FL. They received their MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota, where they're currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature. Their work has appeared in Poetry, The Rumpus, Hayden's Ferry Review, and The Academy of American Poets. After the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, their poem "Restored Mural for Orlando" was turned into a chapbook to raise funds for the victims. In 2017, they were named a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. In 2019, Roy was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Roy's first collection will come out from Graywolf Press in 2020.