Esthela Calderón was born in Telica, Nicaragua. She is a poet and visual artist whose most recent books include the bilingual anthology of her selected poetry The Bones of My Grandfather (2018) and Paper Beehive (2021), both published by Amargord Ediciones in Madrid. Her poetry has been anthologized in 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. She has published in the journals World Literature Today (University of Oklahoma) and ISLE. Her work as an artist was featured at the gallery in the Municipal Building of St. Lawrence County in Potsdam, New York, as well as the Brush Art Gallery. She has worked as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Modern Languages, St. Lawrence University.