Lisbeth Coiman is a bilingual author born in Venezuela. She earned her BA in Modern Languages at Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, and her Masters in Education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Her first book, I Asked the Blue Heron: A Memoir (2017) explores the intersection between immigration and mental health. Her bilingual poetry collection, Uprising / Alzamiento (FLP, 2021) alerts us about the fragility of our democracy. Her work has been featured in online publications: Acentos Review, The Citron Review, The Coachella Review, The Journal of Natural Wonder, La Bloga, Entropy, Lady/Liberty/Lit, Nailed, Hip Mama Magazine, Rabid Oaks, Cultural Weekly, and Resonancias Literarias, and in print media: LA Parent, Spectrum v.16, The Altadena Literary Review, and Accolades: A Women Who Submit Anthology. An avid reader and committed literary citizen, Coiman writes reviews for the New York Journal of Books. A member of Women Who Submit and the host of the La Palabra poetry series, Coiman lives and works in Los Angeles.