Chingonas, poetry, poets, Uncategorized

Braiding Words into Poems

It was at the AROHO retreat when words began to jam the inside of my head, seeking the way out, like never before. I wrote my first poem while I was in a workshop with Jillian Lauren , who taught "Writing on the Edge." Two days later I had two more poems. I thought in verse without… Continue reading Braiding Words into Poems

AROHO, poetry, Writing, writing retreats

Writing on the Edge

Five days after returning from the AROHO writers retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico I still have many memories swirling through my mind . One such memory is particularly embedded in my skin. I have 12 itchy scabs from 12 mosquito bites despite the mosquito repellant and itch cream. On the second day of… Continue reading Writing on the Edge