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  • Visual Arts
  • Literary Arts
  • photography
  • digital
  • mixed media
  • textiles
  • painting
  • poetry
  • nonfiction
  • Women Owned
55 Court St, Apt 2
Canton, New York 13617

Born in Nicaragua, she´s a poet and visual artist. Author of several books including: the pioneering book of ethnobotanical poetry Soplo de corriente vital (2008), Coyol quebrado (2012), the bilingual anthology The Bones of My Grandfather (2018) and Paper Beehive (2022).
Her poetry has been anthologized in The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal intelligence, Ayahuasca Reader: Encounters with the Amazon´s Sacred Vine, El consumo de lo que somos: muestra de poesía ecológica hispánica contemporánea, Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology, and The Latin American Eco-Cultural Reader. Her work as a visual artist was featured in individual exhibitions at the art gallery of the Municipal Building of St. Lawrence County in Potsdam, New York: "Inside the Ancestral Current" (2017) and "Pollen" (2019) sponsored by SLC Arts. As well as SUNY Potsdam (2017) and the Brush Gallery at SLU (2019-2023).
She is now a creative designer for the global fabric and wallpaper company Spoonflower.

Esthela Calderón

  • Accepts Commissions
  • Seeking Collaboration Opportunities
  • Seeking Public Art Opportunities