Poetry is my first love. When I can’t think in logical sentences, when I can only feel, poems help me shape those feelings into ideas and thoughts. One of the things I love about poetry is the ability to make language dance. Language, when done well, is a fragrant bloom in the wind, swaying to the rhythm of nature.
April 2019–YARN: “Doing High School When You’re a Señorita,” “I Don’t Know,” “First Date,” “Still Feels Like Home”
Fall 2017–The Atlanta Review: “Inheritance” (Finalist, 2017 Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition)
April 2017–YARN: “Where I’m From” (Winner, 2017 Finding Home contest)
Fall 2016–Rio Grande Review: “Viejo Fight”
2001–FIU’s VOX: “Lipstick,” “October,” “Penn Station”