Category Archives: Latin America

Lupe’s Feast Day

Today, December 12, altars to Guadalupe grace thousands of home throughout the Americas. Originally manifesting Mexico, her presence has spread south and North through both continents and today, while continuing as patron saint to Mexico, she is also the patroness … Continue reading

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On the Seventh Day

Eighty cocaine hippos make the news prompting poems all across the Americas as NaPoWriMo takes up their cause! Back from the Brink Escobar started with four hippos… in 2017, the population had swollen to about 65.  Today… 80 to 100. … Continue reading

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Prose from Poetry

An interesting challenge from Björn Rudberg at the d’Verse Poets Pub  came my way yesterday.  he offered a line of from Louise Gluck’s poem All Hallows and asked us to write a prose piece of no more than 144 words, incorporating, This … Continue reading

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Why I Keep This Stuff

Yesterday at the dVerse Poets Pub, Lillian asked us to write about some object we have hanging in our homes.  I have so many things hanging from all sorts of places.  My walls are full, as is every vertical surface.  … Continue reading

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Guadalupe – Our Lady of the Americas

Today is Guadalupe’s Feast day.  As so many people do,  I feel a special affinity with her.  So much so that several years ago I collaborated with my fellow poet and author Kathryn Smith in writing, producing and co-starring in … Continue reading

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Magical Realism

Years ago, reading the cover of Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, I encountered the term ‘magical realism’ for the first time.  Instinctively, I knew exactly what it meant.  I bought the book immediately.  The first page welcomed … Continue reading

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