Born: 1957 in Mexico City
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Maciel lives in Chicago. Biography: Olivia Maciel resides in Chicago, where she is a lecturer in Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She obtained her Bachelor's in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Wisconsin, Master's in Hispanic Studies at the Univesity of Illiois at Chicago and her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in Romance Languages and Literatures. Maciel has published several books of poetry and is the editor of the poetry anthology ''Astillas de luz/Shards of Light''.
- José Martí Literary Award ForeWord's Magazine Silver Award for ''Filigree of Light'' in 2002
|Filigrana encendida =
ISBN: 0967880866 OCLC: 49226305 Swan Isle Press, Chicago : Â©2002.
|Luna de cal =
ISBN: 0967880807 OCLC: 45293029 Black Swan Press, Chicago : Â©2000.
|MaÌs salado que dulce =
ISBN: 1877636134 OCLC: 34432074 MARCH/Abrazo Press, Chicago : 1995.
|Sombra en plata =
ISBN: 0974888117 OCLC: 61261351 Swan Isle Press, Chicago : 2005.