Nitza Hernández-López is a bilingual Puerto Rican poet and visual artist living in Salem, Oregon. Her poetry has appeared in several printed and online anthologies such as /pãn |dé |mïk /2020: An Anthology of Pandemic Poems, Antologías de Poesía Oregoniana,
Terra Incognita (Oregon Poets), Verseweavers, lalibreta.online, hojanegra.com, and vozdevoces. She has won poetry awards from the Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) and the Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana. With a PhD in Communication Arts from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, she published numerous papers throughout her academic career. Nitza practices yoga and meditation, and volunteers as a radio producer for the Latinx community radio station.