Cecilia Martinez-Gil is the author of Psaltery and Serpentines
, a Book of Poems, published by Gival Press (October 2010).
A graduate of USC with a B.A. in Comparative
Literature and Cultural Studies, Cecilia Martínez-Gil has an M.A in Spanish
from UCLA and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Loyola Marymount
University. During her tenure at UCLA she taught Spanish, and at LMU she taught
English and Intro to Poetry, as a teacher associate and as teaching fellow
respectively. Cecilia is Adjunct Professor of the English Department at Santa
Monica College and a teacher of Spanish and Great Ideas (philosophy and
literature) for Aretè Preparatory Academy.
Her poems have been published in Voices
, A Santa Monica Women’s College Publication
, Anthology of Latin American Writers
in Los Angeles, Imaginarias: Antología de Poesía
(Ediciones de la Crítica, Montevideo, Uruguay), and in her first chapbook Muecas de Fósforo
(Ediciones Caballo de Fuego, Montevideo, Uruguay 1987). Her work as a journalist/writer (articles, interviews, reviews and critiques) has been published on several Urguayan newspapers and magazines (1987-1989).
She translated and adapted the critically acclaimed book Escape de Punta Carretas: LA FUGA
by Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro, for a film project in 1999.
She also co-wrote and played the lead character in the award-winning (SODRE) experimental video
ITINERARIOS Video Arte
directed by Roberto Mascaró (CEMA 1988).
Martínez-Gil has traveled extensively throughout South America, Western Europe and the Caribbean.
Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, she lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Federico Ramos, a composer and guitarist, and their daughter Magaluna, an emergent singer/songwriter.