ODILIA GALVÁN RODRÍGUEZ is a poet, writer, editor, publisher, and activist. She is the author of six volumes of poetry, and editor of one book and three anthologies. Her latest book, The Color of Light, (FlowerSong Press, 2019) is an extensive collection of chronicles and poetry honoring the Mexica (Aztec) and Orisha (Yorùbá) Energies, which she researched and wrote during her time living in Cuba and Mexico. Also, along with the late Francisco X. Alarcón, she edited the award-winning anthology Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice (University of Arizona Press, 2016). Galván Rodríguez has worked as an editor for various print media such as Matrix Women’s News Magazine, Community Mural’s Magazine, and Tricontinental Magazine in Havana, Cuba. She is currently the editor of Cloud Women’s Quarterly Journal online and facilitates creative writing workshops nationally. As an activist she worked for the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO and the East Bay Institute for Urban Arts, has served on numerous boards and commissions, and is currently active with women’s organizations whose mission it is to educate around environmental justice issues and disseminate an indigenous worldview regarding the earth, and people’s custodial relationship to it.
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