Cecilia Martinez-Gil

Cecilia Martinez-Gil has published two full-length poetry collections, “a fix of ink” and “Psaltery and Serpentines,” winner of the Poetry Award, Gival Press; finalist for the ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Award for Poetry; finalist in the National Best Books 2010 Awards for Poetry; runner-up for the Los Angeles Book Festival Poetry Award. Her work has been published in Paddock Review, Levure Litteraire, Unlikely Stories, and her career as a journalist have been published in Spanish in multiple newspapers. She has co-organized three-panel presentations at three national conferences in Los Angeles (AWP 2016), Portland (AWP 2019), and Minneapolis (ALTA 2017) about literary translation, language justice, and multilingual works of literature. Cecilia will be a panelist for AWP 2022, for How to Win a Book or Chapbook Contest, alongside Gival Press writers and publishers. A graduate of USC with a B.A. in Comparative Literature, Cecilia has an M.A. in Spanish from the University of California, Los Angeles; an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Loyola Marymount University; an M.A. in Urban Sustainability and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She teaches English and Latin American Literatures at Santa Monica College, an Associate Professor. Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Cecilia lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, professional musician and composer Federico Ramos, and their daughter Magaluna, an emergent singer/songwriter.