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Odilia Galvan Rodriguez

San Leandro, California, United States


Odilia Galvan Rodriguez is an Chicana/Apache community artist and activist. She has
worked as a Human Resources professional, community and labor organizer, teacher
and cultural worker, writer/editor and translator. Over the years she has volunteered and
served on many governing boards of non-profit organizations and has been
appointed to various city and county commissions. She is the mother of a twenty-one
year old musician and artist and is married to a Cuban Ifa Priest. She currently works as a
freelance journalist and divides her time between the U.S. and Mexico while also
working on her latest book.

Her two published chapbooks of poetry are entitled: Ponies, Dreams and An Occasional
Goddess and Crossroads: Poems, Platica y Paraisos. Her latest book of poetry:
Migratory Birds New and Noted Poems is on sale through Prickly Pear Publishing and Amazon.

Interests: Volunteering in my community, teaching creative writing to youth and adults, reading and gardening.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Thinking On Paper A Writing Process Workbook With Readings
  • Poetry

  • She's All That! Poems About Girls, Compiled by Belinda Hollyer
  • Ponies, Dreams and an Occasional Goddess
  • Migratory Birds New and Noted poems
  • Crossroads: Poems, Platica y Paraisos
  • Children's Literature

  • Here is my kingdom: Hispanic-American Literature and Art for Young People