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Estela Victoria-Cordero

Estela Victoria-Cordero is a writer, entrepreneur and a dental hygienist. She recently finished writing her first collection of poetry Huitzilopochtli, released April 22, 2023, through World Stage Press. She was first published in Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of  Los Angeles, (Tia Chucha’s Press 2016), an anthology edited by Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez and others. She was subsequently published in the anthology Los Angeles Poets for Justice (Los Angeles Poet Society Press, 2020), and in Drylandla’s Hombre Lobo Stories (Ponte Las Pilas Press).  She has also translated children’s books into Spanish, including The Big Scary Virus (B. Me.Media, 2020).  She is also a member of the Los Angeles Poet Society, los Escritores del Nuevo Sol from Sacramento and an alum of the Community Literature Initiative (through the Sims Library of Poetry).  She is a married mother of four, was born and raised in the El Sereno/Lincoln Heights area of East Los Angeles, and is a graduate of USC. She has led workshops at the Los Angeles Public Library, and Circulo de Poetas in Santa Cruz for beginning/intermediate writers in conjunction with the release of her book, to inspire others into writing about their own histories.