ANTONIETA VILLAMIL is an international award winning bilingual poet with over 11 published books that brings a cross-cultural experience, performing her poetry in a reading and singing dynamic fusion. She focuses her writing on the forgotten ones and honors them with a persistence that compels us to hear their voices. She directs the poetry review and salon “Poesía Féstival” at the literary center Beyond Baroque that brings poetry to the under-served community of native Spanish speakers in Los Angeles. Her latest book “Arcana de los Dominios Imaginantes”, published by AVEditor in 2015, won The International Latino Book Award 2016. The Cervantes Institute of New York and Literacy Now awarded the “14 International Latino Book Award 2012” for her book “Soluna En Bosque: Conjuros Para Invocar El Amor”, the “International Poetry Award Gastón Baquero” in Spain with “Acantilados Del Sueño”. Recent anthologies: “The Border Crossed Us: An Anthology to End Apartheid”, edited by Mark Lipman, “Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising From The Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles”, introduction by Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez, “Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond” edited by Suzanne Lummis.
Villamil appears in the documentary Voices in Wartime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sxkI9Ix5as
Her blog: www.antonietavillamil.blogspot.com