Missing Space

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Just off the highway

the wall of the corrugated mini-mart

held artifacts of the just before now,

perfectly preserved and operational,

A few miles later

driving through the park

 her childhood summer was 

lost in a tangle of bramble and trees 

 her younger feet had

trampled over unseen

now enshrouding a river

water cycled many times 

salt to rain to lazy drift 

years and rivers separated

growing into no empty space

to race to the edge

and plunge in,

whooping!

 

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Stone Shadows: Drawing Images Out of Texture.

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Graphite, Charcoal, and Crayon on Layered Papers digitally manipulated

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Graphite, Charcoal, and Crayon on Bristol Board digitally manipulated.

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Lines and Texture

Graphite drawings manipulated digitally

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Germination

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Pencil on Bristol Board.

Lately I have been dreaming of 

rising through layers within a 

living form made of 

desire for light.

The gentle light of 

May, in between the storms

flash and rage, filtered through 

just warming earth.

We rise and reaching for 

the blue space and 

reaching down for

into darkness for the power

that will drive us up

until we are pulled bursting

into this middle world 

scattered and groping

in the overwhelming of chaos of 

individuality

 hoping to gather ourselves together

for another spring.

 

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In the Blue Space Between Storms.

We move through explosions of spring.

 

 

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Video: Martín Espada reads “Imagine the Angels of Bread”

Maybe not this year, but sometime soon. Let’s make it so. Or as close to this as possible.

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As a poet, essayist, translator, editor, and attorney, Martín Espada has dedicated much of his career to the pursuit of social justice, including fighting for Latino rights and reclaiming the historical record. Espada’s critically acclaimed collections of poetry celebrate—and lament—the immigrant and working class experience. Whether narrating the struggles of Puerto Ricans and Chicanos as they adjust to life in the United States, or chronicling the battles Central and South American Latinos have waged against their own repressive governments, Espada has put “otherness,” powerlessness, and poverty, into poetry that is at once moving and exquisitely imagistic. “Espada’s books have consistently contributed to … unglamorous histories of the struggle against injustice and misfortune,” noted David Charlton in the National Catholic Reporter. The author of over ten collections of poetry and several books of essays, multiple translations of Chicano and Latino authors, and as editor of influential anthologies like El…

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Blue Skies, Rain and Fungus

Spring in Western Washington

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