Francisco José Cruz (Alcalá del Río, Sevilla, 1962) has published, among other books of poetry, Maneras de vivir (I Premio Renacimiento de Poesía, Sevilla, 1998), A morir no se aprende (Málaga, 2003), Hasta el último hueso. Poemas reunidos 1998-2007 (Mérida, Venezuela, 2007), El espanto seguro (Sevilla, 2010), and Un vago escalofrío (Bogotá, 2015; Valencia, 2019). In Carmona, Spain, he has directed the creative journal Palimpsesto since its founding in 1990. He has authored various compilations and editions. In 2005 and 2006, in Sevilla, he directed the meetings titled Sevilla, Casa de los Poetas. He was a literary advisor to the Biblioteca Sibila de Poesía en Español, and currently does the same for the journal Sibila.