Omicron Isn’t the New Year Headline January 7, 2022 – Posted in: recent
While Omicron hit our household as it did with countless others over the holidays it isn’t the lead story in this writer’s life as we enter 2022.Continue reading
“La palabra escrita ha sido un lugar exclusivo de un tipo particular de personas: hombres blancos, de clases altas y bien educados. Con el tiempo, un puñado de mujeres “excepcionales” han sido admitidas en tan exclusivo círculo.”Continue reading
One hour virtual writing workshop with me coming up Oct 16h. Link below to register. Donations (suggested $25.) benefit Latina 50 Plus.
Workshop: Count Your Losses: On Grief and Aging.
Not posting here this summer much–not because I’ve take the summer off or because there isn’t any news. Getting ready to launch my first collection of poetry in many years. The early reviews are excellent. Am excited to be able to do a few in person signings, cautiously since we’re far from free of the pandemic. I am grateful to the team working with me. For ARCS or review copies for your literary journal or…Continue reading
The ever widening controversy and heated debates on how to label ourselves in 2021 if we are from countries south of the border or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, or descended from there, if we have inherited genes that cause us to identify more with the legacy of colonizers or of the colonized and once enslaved, or both depending on the day and circumstance, how we look at gender and sexuality…Continue reading
“I Heard the Cries of Two Hundred Children”
I heard the cries of two hundred children
bleating in the desert.
They were not two hundred but two thousand…Continue reading
MY BOOK OF THE DEAD paints a vivid panorama, a contemporary Hieronymus Bosch triptych in breathtaking magnificence because of Castillo’s skill, her ear, her vision, and her courage. Infused with passion, lyricism, and magical realism, Castillo makes us laugh and cry and speaks truth we need to hear.Continue reading