Grace Ramos was born in 1956. She was a local fellow for poetry at the UP Creative Writing Center in 1987. She was deputy director for literature at the CCP. “[Grace] is preparing her long-awaited first volume of poems while mothering Onang and Biyoy. She is a most inspired feminist in the daily practice of equally shared work and opportunities.” [from Evasco and Santos, eds., Kung Ibig Mo , 1993] She is married to poet Juaniyo Y. Arcellana, son of National Artist for Literature Franz Arcellana.