Poems

Claudia writes because her heart is an ocean. Her poetry is also written in many forms. Read A Beginner’s Guide to Poetry, 21st Century Edition for more information about forms.

Find Claudia’s poems in the following literary venues:

4 poems in the The Acentos Review

  • “Keeping warm” [free verse] / In the mornings, I struggle with my hands, / drag myself out of bed…
  • “Motherland” [villanelle] / My mother’s hands are my sense of direction / los recuerdos de nuestro pasado, a life past…
  • “For the Times You Heard an Accent” [free verse] / As a seven year old, / you write in sloppy print…
  • “Family Detention Center” [syllabic] / In Texas, behind a ten foot barbed-wire fence there is / an immigration officer…

1 poem in Poetry is Dead

3 poems in The Bookends Review

  • Nutrition” [sestina] / Because I’ve felt up the smooth spine of books / with the caress of my finger, and I’ve passed time…
  • Wanting” [free verse] / I want to write / dirty poetry…
  • Taking Notes” [prose] / For a week, the rose lived…

1 poem in Good Little Girls

  • Live Photo of Girl” [triptych] / Brown eyes / sketched in dreams / that feed upon the bluest sky…

3 poems in Argot Magazine

2 poems in The Northern Virginia Review

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