Thelma T. Reyna
Writing from Our Immigrant Hearts, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum
Thelma T. Reyna’s books have collectively won 20 national book awards. She has written 6 books: a short story collection, two poetry chapbooks, and three full-length poetry collections—Rising, Falling, All of Us; Reading Tea Leaves After Trump, which won 7 book honors; and Dearest Papa: A Memoir in Poems, winner of 3 international book awards in 2020-2021. As Poet Laureate in Altadena, CA, in 2014-2016, she edited the Altadena Poetry Review Anthology in both those years. In 2020, she also edited When the Virus Came Calling: COVID-19 Strikes America, a multiple national award-winning anthology of 46 distinguished authors and prose writers from across the U.S. Her new co-edited book, Doctor Poets & Other Healers, was released in Spring 2022. Thelma was a Pushcart Prize Nominee in Poetry in 2017 and holds a Ph.D. from UCLA.