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
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
I have a couple poems that have been published in the past couple weeks. One is ‘Raspberries do not blush in the sky,’ a poem written for Anna Mae Aquash and missing murdered Indigenous women. This poem is located on the AZcentral.com Poetry Spot page. Another two poems, ‘Rose Quartz,” and “Natives with Neural Activity,’ is located in the new issue of Cloudthroat online journal … Read More AZ central poetry spot and Cloudthroat
Daughters of the Glittering World *** Rivers of ignorance disjoint In the Yellow World Where a river of pride divided Altsé hastiin, First Man and Altsé asdzáá, First Woman A disheartening division In this Glittering World Shiny sons we were meant to bear Our men tell us to learn “But don’t get too smart” Be a leader “But you can’t … Read More Daughters of the Glittering World*revised
Will be premiering D.A.N.G! (Daydreaming, awkward, native, girl) Vol. 2. This Saturday at the Albuquerque zinefest, October 7th, 2017 at the Harwood Art Center (11am-6pm). Might be doing a short reading/Q&A as well. Hope to see you there! Cover artwork by Jeff Slim. ♥Melody’s Echo Chamber- I follow you♥
Tonight, I descend my voice Tonight, I bend my thoughts Tonight, my heart was so heavy It should’ve took two tanks of gas to get home Instead, I was numb as the tar on the road and dull as the red unblinking tail lights All headed south In lines And in curves I, Trying to dismantle a young memory where comfort … Read More Two Dinè Men At 8PM
Red Girl, Glittering World What does it mean to inhabit this skin? To the blue eyed beast I am sin To the “other” MY other, red folx I am the female rain in the desert I am the gentle hummingbird levitating I am the squash blossom blooming I am the love of two Diné people That met in phoenix Returned north And settled … Read More What is a body?
Hey folx! I’m doing a writing workshop Tuesday July 11th, 2017 at Wasted Ink Zine Distro from 7:00-9:30pm. The topic will be “Racialization of Indigenous womxn bodies.” Hour 1 will be the writing workshop then hour 2 will be open mic for participants. Hope you can make it! Please note: We STRONGLY encourage Indigenous participation but the workshop is inclusive for all. #racialization#indigenous#womxn#bodies#writingworkshop#safespace Workshop: 7-8pm ($5-$10 sliding … Read More Off the Page Workshop