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Self portrait as a Saguaro

  Sometimes I feel like you A flowering hosh, has:an, saguaro Breathing in the rocky sand A bright, boiling star eyes my waxy, sprinkled skin I look at you and I can feel the prickled Toothpicks stand on my skin Just like when I see the hosh of my eye I feel like you before the monsoons Restless in the heat Ready for the … Read More Self portrait as a Saguaro

Long thoughts on life in the sky between Phoenix and Oakland

Must I art? What if I decide to unart? Live the life Of a model minority Not fucking up shit Not breaking one’s toxic masculinity Not writing Not crying Just surviving Taking nice pictures And looking clean Brushing my hair Pores are flawless Dark circles are caked and concealed Not being moody Living that so called “Instagram life” 20 pounds ago Little brown girls … Read More Long thoughts on life in the sky between Phoenix and Oakland

Indigenous Women’s Words

♥Nizhoni Girls- Louie♥

My electric cactus

  💖Niña- Blue valentine💖


Blue Corn Faces

Winter 2018.

♦♦My musings hover above, a lilac amber horizon stirring into honey lavender clouds with bits of creosote flashing into the sweetness of the sky♦♦ ♥Elliot Smith- Angel in the snow♥

For the people, By the poet interview

Hey ya’ll I was interviewed by poet Rashaad Thomas for the University of Arizona poetry center blog titled For the people, By the poet. You can read my interview here. Ahéhee’! -Amber M.

The muse of my des(s)ert

♥Saving all my love for you- Whitney Houston♥

Graduate school

My hips happily feel the air As I walked down play dough pavements And around cement trees My knees feel the humidity As I bend in momentum Crushing the potato chips leaves beneath me Two years sound like a long time To bend my knees away from my lover My mother and my brother Writing is a pain to many I’m sure Writing is … Read More Graduate school


To all my girls of color (may you find a lover)

May you find a lover so wonderful They bring not one but three kombuchas for you when you call in sick And make loose leaf tea for you just because May you find a lover so wonderful They understand what boundaries mean without having to google it later And stay true to them May you find a lover so wonderful They hear you talk … Read More To all my girls of color (may you find a lover)

Koa Beck

September 28th, 2018 (5:30PM) Koa Beck will be speaking at Mills College 🙂 Mills alumnae Koa Beck is the editor-in-chief of Jezebel. Beck’s literary criticism and reporting on gender, LGBTQ rights, culture, and race have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Observer, The Guardian, Esquire, Vogue, and Marie Claire. Her short stories have been published in Slice, Kalyani Magazine, and Apogee Journal. Beck … Read More Koa Beck

First task as a Graduate grrrl

Your girl made her first flyer as an MFA grad grrrl. Be sure to follow @mills_mfa_lit (Instagram and Facebook page) to follow some of the cool stuff our program will be doing/hosting poetry/prose/literature wise. XOXO- Amber #bayarea#MFA#grad#grrrl For our first Contemporary Writers Series for the fall, Tommy Pico will sharing some of his amazing writing with us September 11th , 2018 in the Mills … Read More First task as a Graduate grrrl

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