Sun BathI spent the afternoon preparing to submit a Spanish poetry book that I wrote a few years ago to various contests. Right when I finished and laid out the entries on the table above, a huge ray of light shone into my living room.
Cannot think of a better way to spend my last Saturday living in Bogota.
Sun Bath

I spent the afternoon preparing to submit a Spanish poetry book that I wrote a few years ago to various contests. Right when I finished and laid out the entries on the table above, a huge ray of light shone into my living room.


Cannot think of a better way to spend my last Saturday living in Bogota.

No Weekend Plans? Submit to The Drugstore Notebook!

No Weekend Plans? Submit to The Drugstore Notebook!

Only eighteen days left to submit to The Drugstore Notebook’s first ever “Poem of the Month” call for submissions. Send up to three poems to thedrugstorenotebook@gmail.com. The selected poem will be shared with our nearly 6,000 followers!

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The Insult of a Period

While in Los Angeles last year I found a great book at the LACMA bookstore written by Italian poet Adriano Spatola titled “majakovskiiiiiiij.” It is definitely an art/poetry book.

The Insult of a Period

While in Los Angeles last year I found a great book at the LACMA bookstore written by Italian poet Adriano Spatola titled “majakovskiiiiiiij.” It is definitely an art/poetry book.

My poem "Paco" published by Smoking Glue Gun Magazine!

Bye Bye Bookshelves

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After a full day of packing my bookshelves still seem pretty full. It’s final, I cannot part with any of these books.

It’s hard enough to part with the bookshelves I built with the help of an architect friend.

In two weeks, my husband, son Lorenzo and I move from Bogota to Miami. Tick, tick, tick.

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Have you heard? The Drugstore Notebook is now accepting poetry submissions.

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Rejection, rejection, acceptance, rejection. Another poetry writing day gone by.

Now Open for Submissions!

Getting published is hard, unfriendly work. As a result, I feel immense gratitude toward every outlet that has agreed to publish my poems. But, I wasn’t sure what to do with all this gratitude until the obvious answer became, well, obvious.

Starting today The Drugstore Notebook is open for submissions! My goal is to start a “Poem of the Month” series in which I select the strongest poem I receive…

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The Awesomest Poem Title

The Awesomest Poem Title

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Mark Leidner is an MFA student at the ultra prestigious Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where good writers go get ready to be nearly famous. Mark Leidner is also a filmmaker and a very accessible poet. His work is so easy to read that it seems almost un-crafted. But this sort of trickery is the sign of a gifted writer.

Below are a few of his poems, published by La Petite Zinc literary journal. To the…

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