Raquel Gutiérrez

Raquel Gutiérrez is an essayist, arts critic and writer, and poet. Raquel was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, where they just completed two MFAs in poetry and nonfiction from the University of Arizona. A 2017 recipient of the Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, Raquel also runs the tiny press Econo Textual Objects (established 2014), which publishes intimate works by QTPOC poets. Raquel’s poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Los Angeles Review of Books, Fence, the Texas Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review; their first book of prose, Brown Neon, will be published by Coffee House Press in 2021; and their first book of poetry, Southwest Reconstruction, will be published by Noemi Press in 2022.

Raquel Gutiérrez


Do Migrants Dream of Blue Barrels?

I live in Tucson. People tell me they love the images they see on my various social media feeds of the mysterious, moonscape desert that surrounds. Many of the friends, acquaintances, and strangers who follow me on social media live along both coasts, so of course it gives me great pleasure to be able to ignite […]

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