She is the author of four books of poetry and additional work is forthcoming one book entitled The Nature of Things published by Merced College and as an editor of the anthology Poetry of Resistance, from the University of Arizona Press, both expected to be published in 2015. Her creative writing, both fiction and poetry, has been published in Shadowed - Unheard Voices; Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe; Gutters & Alleyways – Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle; Ban This! the Bsp Anthology of Xican@ Literature; Reinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native American Women's Writings of North America; New Chicana / Chicano Writing: 1& 2; Here is my kingdom: Hispanic-American literature and art for young people, ZZZYVA, La Bloga, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and in many other literary journals, and anthologies on and off line. She is an alumna of Centro Chicano/Latino De Escritores and the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop and a current member of Escritores del Nuevo Sol/Writers of the New Sun. She manages an on-line creative writing workshop and blog called Community of Writers’ Café and is a host of Poetry Express a weekly venue that features poets along with an open mic.
From 1998 – 2000 Odilia taught creative writing at the East Bay Institute for Urban Arts in Oakland California an art program for young people ages 15 – 23 whose goal it was to empower inner-city youth to become artists and activists; she most recently worked as the English Edition Editor for Tricontinental Magazine, in Havana, Cuba under OSPAAAL an NGO, a non-governmental organization, with consultative status to the United Nations. She is one of the original moderators of Poets Responding to SB1070 a Facebook page dedicated to calling attention to unjust laws passed in Arizona, which racially profiles and targets Latinos. She also founded and coordinates, Love and Prayers for Fukushima, a Facebook page dedicated to bringing attention to social and environmental justice issues that affect the lives and wellbeing of many people
Ms. Galván Rodríguez is hard at work on two books of poetry and her first novel, and offers Empowering People Through Creative Writing workshops nationally.