When I think of the influences both of my cultures have on my writing, it’s a humbling, thrilling experience. I’m a proud ItaLatina writer, Queens-born, and currently Brooklyn-based. My father’s parents migrated to New York from Bari, Italy at the beginning of last century, and my mother is a U.S. citizen originally from Ecuador. My … More A Proud ItaLatina Writer: Culture and Influence
Endless gratitude to Harvey Soss, gracious host of the Artful Dodgers Poetry series, for inviting me to feature last Saturday, 3/16/19, at the historic Montauk Club in Brooklyn! I enjoyed reading excerpts from my poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials (Finishing Line Press), as well as some of my other poetic delights. It was an inspired … More Artful Dodgers Poetry Reading in Brooklyn, 3/16/19
Come by the historic Montauk Club tomorrow, Saturday March 16th at 4pm for the Artful Dodgers Poetry series. I’ll be featuring and reading excerpts from my poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials (PREORDER-Finishing Line Press), and, if there’s time, a selection of my other poetic delights. Great Open Mic too. It’s going to be a beautiful, sunny … More Artful Dodgers Poetry Featured Reading Saturday 3/16!
This International Women’s Day, and always, I honor the women who’ve taught me grace, who’ve been an example of the strength and courage that grow from unconditional love, and who’ve shown me that the trials you survive don’t break you. They make you. Much love and gratitude always to our mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, cousins, … More Happy International Women’s Day!
If you’ll be in Portland, OR for #AWP19, join us for our exciting off-site reading, “An Evening of Latinx Literature” at the Milagro Theatre on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm. I’ll be featuring along with some of my fellow contributors to the anthology, Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity (Routledge, 2019). Much love and gratitude to Dr. … More AWP Off-Site Reading, “An Evening of Latinx Literature” at the Milagro Theatre 3/27!
Today, as we begin Women’s History Month, I celebrate the progress we’ve made, but acknowledge that there is still much more that needs to be done to promote and achieve equality for women in all aspects of our society, in this country especially. There is ecstatic hope, though, in our newly elected Congressional representatives, our … More Women’s History Month and The Psyche Trials
The day has come! The preorder link for my poetry chapbook about self-love and empowerment, The Psyche Trials, is LIVE on Finishing Line Press! Thank you for all your support! Sending you much love, peace, and inspiration!