Cecilia Martinez-Gil is a poet, writer, translator, former journalist and promoter of musical events. Her book of poems a fix of ink was released last November 2016, She is also the author of Psaltery and Serpentines, a book of poems published by Gival Press, also a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Award for Poetry, finalist in the USA National Best Books Award for Poetry and Runner-Up for the Los Angeles Book Festival Poetry Award (2010). Her poems have been published in Voices, A Santa Monica Women’s College Publication, Anthology of Latin American Writers in Los Angeles, Imaginarias: Antología de Poesía (Ediciones de la Crítica, (Uruguay), and on her first chapbook Muecas de Fósforo (Ediciones Caballo de Fuego, Uruguay 1987). Her work as a journalist/writer was published on several Uruguayan newspapers and magazines (1987-1989) while she worked managing musical bands and organizing promotional campaigns for events. She also co-wrote and played the lead character in the award-winning (SODRE) experimental video Itinerarios directed by Roberto Mascaró (CEMA 1988). Cecilia traveled extensively throughout South America, Europe and the Caribe before settling in the US. She has a B.A. in Comparative Literature, an M.A. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing. She teaches English and Latin American Literatures at Santa Monica College and is pursuing a Dual Degree at Antioch University, an M.A. in Urban Sustainability and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.