‘the art of text’ workshop @ Kenyon College

Building bridges between text, art and book at the Kenyon Review’s ‘The Art of Text’ workshop. A week of exploring my thoughts and questions about “water archives” in  textual, visual and book-art form. Many of these ‘books’ I approached as stepping stones to re-member (my) water and make legible ‘submerged’ histories, voices and experiences……

24, next june

In the beginning pages of 24, next june the narrator declares, “I am writing my way back to my grandmother.” In writing this reunion, the denied and neglected history of the narrator’s Mexican mother’s past firmly reasserts itself through the pages, much like the return of the repressed. The very ghostliness of her grandmother and […]

rivers inside her name

Devoted to listening to the silences of female family histories, RIVERS INSIDE HER NAME is a collection of short stories based on the lives of six undocumented Latinas living in the U.S. who are separated from either their mother or daughter by both the international U.S.-Mexico border and the more abstract border that comes from their undocumented […]