Cecilia Martinez-Gil is the author of "Psaltery and Serpentines "(Gival Press 2010), which was a finalist for Foreword Reviews' Book of the Year, finalist in the USA National Best Books Award, and runner-up for Los Angeles Book Festival Poetry Award. Her second collection of poetry, "a fix of ink" was published by Finishing Line Press (2016). Her poems have been published in both English and Spanish in the international "Levure Litteraire," "The Paddock Review, " "Women’s Voices," "Anthology of Latin American Writers in L.A.," "Imaginarias: Antología de Poesía" and in her first chapbook "Muecas de Fósforo" (Caballo de Fuego 1987). She also co-wrote and played the lead character in the award-winning experimental video "Itinerarios" (CEMA 1988). Cecilia’s work in journalism has been published in several newspapers and magazines. Cecilia has earned four masters in English, Spanish, Urban Sustainability and Creative Writing. She teaches English and Latin American Literatures at Santa Monica College.