This month, I am excited to share the unbelievable news that I have poems published in the fall issues of two fantastic journals:
The Los Angeles Review Issue 6-"Photograph of a Secret"
PALABRA Issue 5-"El Capitan of Isla Negra"
Both of these poems are examples of my attempts at magical realism, and are inspired by South American writers Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, and the colors, language, and images of that rich continent.
Now back to my other work. This week I am conducting an interview with Kaliso Mwanza, an immigrant from Zambia. His story of struggle and triumph is incredibly inspiring considering he escaped a life-threatening situation in Zambia only to find himself in an impossible one, nameless and without representation inside U.S. detention centers.
More on Kaliso and Lito Aquino: Part II, to come soon.