Alma Luz Villanueva
Grew up in the Mission, San Francisco, and raised by my Yaqui Indian grandmother, Jesus Villanueva, a curandera/healer/dreamer. Mother of four grown children...I woke at 4am to write when they were home. Coffee, candles, small lamp, flute music...the only human being awake in the universe writing/alive, that silence. I've lived in many beautiful places- on a farm where my first real poetry was ... more »
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Alma Luz Villanueva Poems
Why do I think of Michael.... He came to my fiction class as a man (dressed in men's clothes) : then he came
Indian Summer Ritual
I was born in Indian Summer, by the sea, at sun set- I slid from my mother's womb,
Indian Market, Santa Fe, early morning rain, still damp, all the tribes gather, clouds gather,
'There are two ways to go to the gas chamber, free or not free.' Jean-Paul Sarte Soft Chaos
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
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Why do I think of Michael....
He came to my fiction class
as a man (dressed in men's
clothes) : then he came
to my poetry class
as a woman (dressed in women's
clothes, but he was still
a man under the clothes) .
Was I moved in the face of
such courage (man/woman
Was I moved by the gentleness
of his masculinity; the strength
of his femininity....
His presence at the class poetry
reading, dressed in a miniskirt,
high boots, bright purple tights,
a scooped-neck blouse, carrying
a single, ...