National Poetry Month Celebration
Anything. I tend to write my poetry spontaneously. Anything I observe, whether something that has occurred to me or something that has occurred to someone around me. I tend to do a lot of introspection, and draw muses from past experiences. I attempt to look at the big picture, or at small corners of different aspects of my personal life, or from school and home. I challenge myself to be open to my greatest muse- the world around me.
What advice do you have for someone that is threatened by poetry?
Poetry is not a box. It does not confine you to a small definite space of thinking. A common thing I hear is “I can’t write poetry because I can’t rhyme.” But poetry is so much more than wordplay. It’s exploration of thoughts. When I began to write, I wasn’t the best at playing with vocabulary and vernacular, but the more one explores their style, the more they discover. Before they know it, their vocabulary expands far beyond their expectations. Poetry is an art, and one can discover an unknown passion. Soon a threat can become a safe haven.
What is an interesting fact about you?
My favorite word is “Serendipity.”
Where are you from/Where do you live?
I was born in Washington D.C., but have been raised in Maryland. My parents are from El Salvador, so I’m Salvadorian American and I live in Maryland.
Who is your favorite poet?
I read and enjoy whatever I find that captures me.