Cuban-American, Nicole Hospital-Medina earned her MFA at the University of Miami where she now instructs writing. Her poems can be read in the anthologies, Poems from the Lockdown, Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility, Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, as well as in CURA: A Journal of Art and Action, The Miami Herald, Linden Lane Magazine, Paper Nautilus, Blunderbuss Magazine, The Acentos Review, Canyon Voices and more. She is the inaugural winner of the Miami Herald O’Miami Haiku contest. Her paintings have been featured in Linden Lane Magazine. Recently, she released a collaborative chapbook working with poets, Carolina Hospital, Holly Iglesias and Maureen Seaton. Nicole, professor, mother, Floridian, surfer, sailor, artist and environmentalist, ventures to write. She is a poet-activist.