Regina YC Garcia


Author's 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 NSDAR 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 AutoEthnographer,  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, Amistad,Tulane University's SacredProject, and is published in Poet's Choice anthology on Bereavement in 2023.  Garcia's first book of poetry, The Firetalker’s Daughter, was released by Finishing Line Press in Spring 2023. She currently resides in Greenville, NC, and she is a wife and mother of three adult sons and one daughter-in-love.

Publications & Prizes

The Book of Black (Wingless Dreamer, 2021)
The Firetalker’s Daughter (Finishing Line Press, 2023)
Prizes won: 

2021 National Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) American Heritage Award, Literary and Arts Award, First Place, Poetry 16-30 lines 

2021 Semifinalist, NCLR James Applewhite Poetry Contest 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Sonia Sanchez Maya Angelo's Emily Dickinson Nikki Giovanni Warson Shire Langston Hughes James Weldon Johnson Lesley Honore Jericho Brown AE Hines

More Information

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Identifies as: 
African American, BIPOC
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Born in: 
El Paso, TX
Raised in: 
Greenville, NC
North Carolina
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Last update: Apr 24, 2023