Poetry Collection, WILD now available on Amazon & Barnes and Noble
How cool and how terrifying to be posting this newest update about my art journey. I am and have been a writer nearly my entire life. From journaling, writing short stories, novels, to pursuing a Creative Writing degree in college, my life in some form or fashion has always expressed itself in writing.
If you’ve been following my journey, you will have known that I have taken a break from sharing my writing and been more on a focus on sharing my paintings. Putting writing on the back burner and taking a break. Not because I didn’t want to write, but because I wanted to be more careful with my words and be more patient to translate my life into these metaphors.
Adrienne Rich talks about poetry being an “Art of Translation”. She writes that poetry is a translation of our life and we must be careful with how we express our translations in our art. I was moved in that moment, in which, I read her poems and realized that my impulsive and chaotic emotions were being translated into the poems I had written before this book.
So, here we are in the present now, and my first poetry book, WILD, is now published. The book will take you through snapshots of my life where I found pockets of awareness and understanding of my journey as a woman. From heartbreak and abuse to enlightenment, motherhood, marriage, and love, I asked the deeper question, where are the poems about connection? Where are the poems about how motherhood transforms and changes a woman in the most powerful way? Where are the poems that do not talk about motherhood or marriage as a cage, but rather as wings?
I decided those translations needed to be written. And so, I give you WILD.
It is now available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please take a moment to purchase a copy and read through. But most of all, let me know what you think as I continue on my journey to express my transparency, share my observations, and my wisdom.
As always, I am very humbled to share these works and I am more humbled if you read them.
Thank you so much for your support and as always, this is only the beginning.