Encouragement, Gratitude, Inspiration

A New Garden of Hope Restores

One day the mulch covered the ground, dense and moist, an earthy covering for a new garden. Today, weeds sprouted everywhere. This seemed like an allegory of recent life. Dirt under fingernails, the smell of damp earth, I pulled on shallow roots, plucked them with ease, until one pricked my fingers. Ouch. Microscopic spines lost… Continue reading A New Garden of Hope Restores

Books, Latino culture, poetry, poets, Writing

Singing At The Gates: Selected Poems

Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning writer and poet (National Endowment of Poetry Award) does it again. Singing At The Gates is a collection of new and previously published poems that reflect back over four decades of Baca’s life. This selection of poems includes his early work as a budding poet, written while he was 18 years old… Continue reading Singing At The Gates: Selected Poems