Month: April 2016

  • My Name

    Last week I taught a poetry workshop to a group of amazing 6th graders at Heninger Elementary School in Santa Ana. We explored identity through Sandra Cisneros’ piece “My Name” from her novella The House on Mango Street.  The irony of the fact that I had not, actually, written my own identity piece even as I was encouraging and […]

  • For Those Falling Down the Rabbit Hole [or, To Growing]

    For Those Falling Down the Rabbit Hole [or, To Growing]

    The ground beneath my feet Has fallen out from under me Suddenly, it dropped Like a vicious joke, a magician’s trick and poof I’m free falling; I’m Alice-in-the-rabbit-hole Not knowing where or when–or if–I’ll land. I frantic look left look right But they keep their hands raised and faces Exultant, turned to God and away […]