I am a writer. I am interested in the mysteries that simmer beneath the surface of our human experience. Isn’t it amazing how a place or a person or an event can be two things at once, maybe more? And they can all be true?
I’m also fascinated by the concept of home. Home as a physical place or a community of people. But also the idea of being at home with oneself.
I am so glad you decided to visit.
Writing feels like climbing into my own personal attic, an imaginary place of memory and experience.
I love poetry.
I don’t always “get” all the poetry I read. But when I do, it hits me hard. There’s something about the distillation of feeling and meaning into expressive sound that captures me.
“De donde crece la palma”
José Martí, Versos Sinceros
Perhaps my love of poetry arises from my affinity for music and rhythm, a humming reminder of my parents’ Cuba…the land of the palm tree.
I am currently focused on writing a young adult fantasy novel, but I also write poetry, essays, short stories, and recipes. I grew up trilingual, in a big Cuban family with lots of diversity thrown in. I have worked as a choreographer, architect, designer, and finder of lost things.
If you’d like to know more about me, read my story.