Gloria Amescua received both her B. A. and M. Ed. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. A Hedgebrook alumna and an inaugural CantoMundo fellow, Gloria has two chapbooks, Windchimes and What Remains. She has also been published in a variety of literary journals, including Rattle, Pilgrimage, Kweli Journal, The Acentos Review and anthologies Weaving the Terrain, Ocotillo Review, Bearing the Mask, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche, The Crafty Poet II, Latina Voices: Protest, and Struggle in 21st Century USA and Echoes of the Cordillera. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquired one of her poems for their upcoming national textbook literature series. Gloria’s picture book biography in verse won Lee & Low’s New Voices Honor Award previous to being agented with Taylor Martindale Kean at Full Circle Literary. Abrams Books will publish her verse picture book biography, Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez (illustrator, Duncan Tonatiuh) fall 2021.