Regina YC Garcia
Greenville, NC

Bio: Regina YC Garcia is a poet, language artist, and English professor. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a BA in Speech Communication with a Concentration in the Oral Interpretation of Literature. She additionally earned an MA in Adult Education from East Carolina University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literature. She currently teaches English at Pitt Community College. Regina's literary work primarily centers around issues related to family and culture, social justice, and human rights. She is committed to effecting change to the persistent address of inequities, inequalities, and disparities. She is also committed to the uplift of consciousness and spirit through education and the arts. Regina is the 2021 National DAR American Heritage Poetry Award Winner and a 2021 NCLR James Applewhite Semifinalist. Her publications include poetry and video poetry in the South Florida Poetry Journal, Up the Staircase Quarterly, The Book of Black, Black and…, and others. Her work has also been featured (voice and poetry) in The Black Light Project, a documentary which was the subject of an Emmy Award winning episode of PBS Muse: An Art Show. She has recently been published in Main Street Rag, The Amistad,Tulane University's Sacred 9 Project, and will be published in November 2022 in The AutoEthnographer- A Literary and Arts Magazine Garcia's first book of poetry, The Firetalker’s Daughter, is scheduled for publication and release by Finishing Line Press in Spring 2023. She currently resides in Greenville, NC, and she is a wife and mother of three adult sons. Twitter: @profesoragina Instagram: @profesoragina Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/regina.y.garcia

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