In poetry there is truth. In poetry there is education. In poetry there is heart/god/liberation. In poetry there is freedom. Noemi writes in memoriam for those whose names have been taken. She writes as a historian during a time history is outlawed. She writes of skulls “wedged between coffins” and “white yucca in blossom/the burning grass” as well as family, known and unknown.
This is why I wanted to be a writer. Why I write. Why I read. I immediately want to send this book to ten loved ones for the new years. I want to wish a hundred blessings for us in the new year. For a world where the survival of poetry and people matter. To fund the survival of the planet by supporting a new press of promise by a radical single mother of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation. And the evolution of the zinester, the single mami media maker into having a new press and new forms, experiments in sustainability.
Deep. Nature + Poem. Images. Noemi is a masterful creatrix. She writes poems as truths, wake up calls for us all. Words are beautiful. Language, like ripples, so perfect.
-China Martens, Hip Mama
- Print Length: 48 pages
- ISBN-10: 0997561203
- ISBN-13: 978-0997561203