Linzi also writes feature articles for Spotlight, the Emporia State University alumni magazine. She pursued her MA in English at ESU, during which she worked as an editorial assistant for Flint Hills Review and Bluestem Press, and as a graduate assistant to Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Kevin Rabas. Her research focused on Kansas poetry and small press publishing. Outside of the university, she was a reporter for The Emporia Gazette and bartender at Mulready’s Pub.
Garcia currently teaches English composition at ESU and still bartends after class. She continues her work with Rabas, which primarily consists of curating, designing, editing, and promoting his chapbooks and books, including Elizabeth’s City, Kansas Letters to a Young Poet, and More Than Words. Garcia also currently works as the publicist for Meadowlark Press.
Garcia became involved with KAC after building friendships with members across the state, particularly in Salina, Emporia, and in Lawrence, where she currently resides. She served as the 2020 free verse poetry contest judge and, after joining the club in 2021, serves as the 2021 poetry contest manager.