where the writers are

Favorite Books

The Fire Next Time
The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover's Hands
Zapata's Disciple
Smoking Lovely (2nd Ed.)
Where a Nickel Costs a Dime
Some of Us Did Not Die
M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A
Neon Vernacular

What I'm Reading

Running With Scissors, Augusten Burrows

Favorite Authors

Martin Espada
James Baldwin
Junot Diaz
Pedro Pietri
Yusef Komunyakaa
Philip Levine
Sekou Sundiata
Sonia Sanchez
Audre Lorde

Influences

Martin Espada, Mark Doty, Pura Belpre, Pedro Pietri, Antonia Pantoja, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Miles Davis, James Baldwin, Patricia Smith, Chuck Close, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo.

Richard E Villar’s Bookmarks