CAROLINA HOSPITAL is the author of The Child of Exile: a Poetry Memoir (Arte Público Press); the novel A Little Love, under the pen name C. C. Medina (Warner Books); and No Excuses! A Brief Survival Guide to Freshman Composition (Sonoran Desert Books). She edited Los Atrevidos: Cuban American Writers (Linden Lane Press) and A Century of Cuban Writers in Florida (Pineapple Press). She also co-translated the poetry collection by Tania Díaz Castro, Everyone will Have to Listen (Linden Lane Press), and participated with 13 South Florida authors in the New York Times’ best-selling novel Naked Came the Manatee (G. P. Putnam's Sons). Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, such as the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature; Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Occupy the Workplace; Bedford/St. Martin’s Florida Literature, and Longman’s Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. She teaches at Miami Dade College, where she has been awarded three Endowed Teaching Chairs.