Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador. He immigrated to the US when he was nine to reunite with his parents. Zamora was a 2018–19 Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard University, and holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University, MacDowell, Macondo Writers Workshop, National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, Stanford University and Yaddo. He is the author of the poetry collection, Unaccompanied, and a memoir, SOLITO, forthcoming from Hogarth in 2022. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.