| Gerda Govine Ituartes third poetry collection, Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW, collection, was published by Editions du Cygne (Swan World), Paris, France, June 2016 available at Vroman's and Book Show bookstores. Her second poetry book, Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm was published by La Casa del Tunel Productions, Pasadena, California and printed in March 2015 in English. All publication art work was created by Luis Ituarte. She was one of three poets cited out of 60 by the U.S. Poetry Review for her poem Identity.
Alterations received a five-star rating from Red City Review and was a finalist in their poetry contest. Her first book, Oh, Where is My Candle Hat? was published in 2012. In summer 2016, she created a four-week lunch-time poetry reading series entitled "Poetry Within Reach>, and created the Pasadena Rose Poets comprised of nine seasoned Pasadena-based poets. The project was funded by the City of Pasadena, California, Cultural Affairs Division via a National Endowment for the Arts grant.