She / Her / Ella

Olga García Echeverría, born and raised in East Los Angeles, is the author of Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas. Her work has been published in The Sun Magazine, Imaniman: Poets Writing on the Anzalduan Borderlands, Lavandería: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash, and Words, U.S. Latino Literature Today, Telling Tongues: A Latin@ Anthology on Language, among others. In Sept of 2022, she curated Six Word Blooms at the Los Angeles Arboretum, a six-week-long exhibit that featured the pairing of large-scale Papel Picado by artist Karina Puente and poetry from local women of color poets. As co-literary executor of the beloved lesbian Colombian writer and publisher, tatiana de la tierra, she has worked with queer and feminist presses in the U.S. and abroad to help bring to fruition such projects as the republishing of de la tierra’s For the Hard Ones: A Lesbian Phenomenology (Sinister Wisdom 2018) and most recently Redonda y radical: antología poética de tatiana de la tierra (Sincronía Casa Editorial 2022). Olga has been an educator in the literary arts for over 25 years and currently teaches literature in the Chicanx Latinx Studies Department at California State University of Los Angeles.