Writing

With Praise for the Work of the Poets

There has been an ongoing theme in many of my poetry and poetics discussions — one of transformation. ...

Dear Poeta, Dear Pinay, Why Do You Want To Write Books?

I remember once, some years ago, I and other authors came as guest speakers to Willie Perdomo’s VONA ...

How about a good poetics talk: On translation and experimentation in Poeta en San Francisco

You know, it’s been a really good couple of days of literary discussions. The other day, I went ...

How a Brown Girl Makes a Book Happen [Part 6]

It takes more than you know you know, more than you think you are capable of. You must ...

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 ...