I am honored that Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea, my first collection of poetry, is forthcoming from Hiraeth Press at the end of this month. Please see the first press release and my author’s page:
As a child, I dreamed of being a writer. I have written most of my life — journaling, writing poems, letters, stories and essays. I wish to express gratitude for all those who encouraged me in my writing – beginning with Mrs. Franklin, my sixth grader teacher and Mrs. Aragon, my high school English teacher, who posted one of my essays on the bulletin board declaring me a writer. When I was seventeen, I had my first poem published in a small anthology of collegiate writers. Since then, over the decades, I have continued to write, submit poems for publication from time to time, and read voraciously.
My intention for my poetry is to offer richly textured poetic renderings of natural landscapes and emotional nuances in response to those landscapes. I weave concerns for global warming, social inequities, and health care together with images of birds, plants, animals, breath, evoking our interconnectedness with all sentient beings and the spiritual universe. My poems reflect a deep sense of care for and rootedness in the natural world, and my thankfulness to be alive.
Again, with gratitude to many dreamers, two-leggeds, four-leggeds, winged ones and the cosmos for inspiration and support.
photo by Kim Campbell http://www.campbellsalgado.com