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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


Californian Change

Life has been a whirlwind of hopes, fingers crossed and a transporting of many boxes up and down three flights of stairs. I recently left my job in Phoenix, Arizona to pursue my Master of fine Arts in creative writing with an emphasis in Poetry at Mills College in Oakland, California. It may be one state away but the change is vast and feel … Read More Californian Change

My cactus

The sands of our skin melt into each other Like roasted velvet mesquite created by the hands and stones of his people, desert folk,                                           my Ha:sañ                                   … Read More My cactus

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