Work

How a Brown Girl Makes a Book Happen [Part 5]

It takes so much grit. This is a difficult time to write the kind of poems I want ...

How a Brown Girl Makes a Book Happen [Part 4]

It takes so much courage. When Poeta en San Francisco made its way into the world, way back in ...

How a Brown Girl Makes a Book Happen [Part 3]

It takes so much heart. I have been using this phrase, the “heart’s language,” for the last few ...

How a Brown Girl Makes a Book Happen [Part 2]

As I was saying (writing) the other day, it takes a lot of faith. My first book was ...

How a Brown Girl Makes a Book Happen

It takes so much faith, and grit. Yes, and alas, if only it were that simple. This morning ...

Essay: On being an immigrant poet in America

I wrote this essay in around 2014, as I was invited to submit to the anthology, Others Will ...