Francisco Márquez is originally from Venezuela. He received his MFA in poetry from New York University, where he was a Goldwater Fellow. The recipient of grants from the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and Letras Latinas, he was a finalist for the Narrative magazine 2017 30 Below contest. His poems have been published in Bennington Review and The Offing, among other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.