Chingonas, Encouragement, Latino culture, Sandra Cisneros, Strong Women, Wisdom, Writing

The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

I read an article about the author, writer, poet Sandra Cisneros turning 60 years young. To celebrate, she dressed up as a cake-A. Cake-and celebrated in her new town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This is why I call her a chingona. Strong, fearless, badass (in a good way). "I have never felt younger or… Continue reading The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

Books, Junot Diaz, Sandra Cisneros, Writing

Burritos With A Side of Lit-No Salsa

I'm feeling like the above quote after reading about Chipotle's "literary packaging series." They had author, Jonathan Safran Foer, select 10 authors to feature on Chipotle's cups and bags. “What interested me is 800,000 Americans of extremely diverse backgrounds having access to good writing,” the novelist told Vanity Fair.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVcoo6rxAXA   But not one of the… Continue reading Burritos With A Side of Lit-No Salsa

Maya Angelou, Mexican History, poetry, Poetry Month, poets, Sandra Cisneros, Social Justice, Strength

Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

Remember high school English classes? That was my first introduction to poetry. Old poets. Lot's of 'thee's and thou's," and too much Old English stuff. I was a studious person, more logical than emotional, so many poems went over my head. That was until I went to college, in the mid '70's. It was an eyeopener when… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

Authors, Barbara Kingsolver, Bloggers, Books, Jennifer Chow, Lisa See, Louise Erdrich, Maya Angelou, Sandra Cisneros, Writers, Writing, Writing Process

Writers Tell All

gettyimages.comJennifer Chow made me do it. Her chirpy words of "fun challenge" has me participating in my first ever Blog Hop called "Writers Tell All." A writer often works in isolation, for long periods of time, before any finished work is produced. It's rare to have the opportunity to share thoughts with other bloggers/writers, so when Jennifer… Continue reading Writers Tell All