Thelma T. Reyna

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Occupation Editor/Writing Consultant, Independent Author & Publisher, Business Owner, Poet Laureate 2014-2016
Location Pasadena, California, United States
Introduction --Poet Laureate, Altadena,CA; edited anthology, ALTADENA POETRY REVIEW: ANTHOLOGY 2015; will edit 2016 edition of anthology as continuing Poet Laureate. --(2014): Full poetry collection titled RISING, FALLING, ALL OF US (Golden Foothills Press). --First book, THE HEAVENS WEEP FOR US AND OTHER STORIES (Outskirts Press, 2009), won 4 national awards. --Poetry chapbooks, BREATH & BONE (2011), and HEARTS IN COMMON (2013): Semi-Finalists in a National Poetry Chapbook Competition. --Short fiction, poems, essays, book reviews, and other nonfiction have published in literary journals, textbooks, anthologies, regional print media, and blogs for over 30 years. --Books available at,,, --Ph.D. from UCLA.
Interests Literature, especially American Literature; writing; editing the work of others; mentoring young professionals; publishing high-quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by diverse American authors through my own indie press, Golden Foothills Press.