5 Powerful Latina Poets from the #WeAllGrow Summit Helping Women Like Them Feel Seen

by Yvette Montoya

Photo Credit: Robson Muzel @muzel_la

Poetry is an art form that is both highly regarded and regulated by Western- European standards. If you google “good poetry” the authors that come up are all unsurprisingly dead white men like William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, and T.S. Eliot. Even the limited scope of white female poets that are widely read, represent an upper class that had the privilege, leisure, and education to write and seek publication. Historically women of color have been, of course, underrepresented and for the most part, their stories have been ignored. But today the tide is changing...

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