|Julia by Tanya Torres, Acrylic on gessoed board, 10" x 8", 2013.|
Today I celebrate Julia de Burgos' 100th Anniversary.
As a child, her poem Río Grande de Loíza, and her photo hung on the wall in front of our dining table, so each morning and night, I read her poetry and looked at her photo.
She was the first poet I ever encountered. I grew up with her words and her rhythm.
There would be no poetry in my life if it weren't for Julia de Burgos.
Thank you Julia!