Cynthia Guardado /Gwarr-Dah-Doe/ (she/her/hers) is the daughter of Salvadoran born parents, a poet, and a tenured Professor of English at Fullerton College. She is the Editor-in-Chief of LiveWire an online literary magazine. She is the author of two collections of poetry: Cenizas (University of Arizona Press 2022) and ENDEAVOR (World Stage Press 2017). Her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, U.S. Latinx Voices in Poetry, The Wandering Song. She also won the Concurso Binacional De Poesía Pellicer-Frost in 2017 (México) and Cenizas was a finalist for the National Poetry Series in 2019.