Hey everyone, I’m delighted to announce that my poem, “In Darkness with the Ramirez Sisters,” is now available online. It has been published in Exposition Review, in their Vol. II “Surface” issue. It was released on Saturday May 6th coinciding with the reading and launch party of the issue. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the event and I read my piece in front of a great audience including some of my family members and friends. It was held at Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont and was an inspiring and celebratory night.
This poem means a lot to me because it’s about friendship and the exploration of my experience as a teenager wanting to belong. It’s also about the layers of sisterhood and womanhood. It’s dedicated to the Ramirez Sisters (you know who you are) and its a nice call back to the past.
A little bit about Exposition Review: Originally the publication was known as the Southern California Review, taking its roots from the USC’s Master of Professional Writing Program. However, when the program closed its doors in 2016, the journal was forced to evolve into an independent literary arts journal now known as Exposition Review. This journal is a rebirth of sorts and I am honored to be in it.
The issue itself is fantastic because so many great writers have been published in it and the variety of the pieces is extensive and fulfilling. One other note of importance is that Aimee Bender is featured in the issue. She is one of my literary heroes and its amazing to be published alongside her. If you don’t know her work, then read her great short story “The Blind Fisherman” featured in the issue.
So, I hope you all have a minuet or two to spare and you can click on over to my poem. I hope you enjoy it.
In Darkness with the Ramirez Sisters