Regina YC Garcia resides in Greenville, NC and is a Poet, Language Artist, Presenter, and English Professor at Pitt Community College.
She holds a BA in Speech Communication with a Concentration in the Oral Interpretation of Literature from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a Masters in Education with a Graduate Certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literature from East Carolina University.
Regina is the 2021 National DAR American Heritage Poetry Award Winner, a 2021 and 2023 NCLR James Applewhite Semifinalist, and is published in a variety of journals and anthologies. She has both written and video poetry featured in The South Florida Poetry Journal, Up the Staircase Quarterly, The Book of Black, The Amistad, The Black Light Project (a documentary), New Note Poetry, Compass Rose Literary Journal, Main Street Rag, The AutoEthnographer, and many others.
She additionally has poetry and voice work featured in the Sacred 9 Project, a series of musical and literary compositions arranged by Curtis Raybon, Director of Choirs at Tulane University, as well as a Mid-South Emmy Award winning episode of Muse featuring “The Black Light Project.”
Her first poetry book, The Firetalker’s Daughter was released by Finishing Line Press in March 2023.
Forthcoming work is included in anthologies Black Joy Unbound (BLF Press) and Kakalak (moonShine review press), as well as Syncopation Literary Journal.