Brenda is a Mexican-American artist and poet who composes contemporary, nature-inspired art that deals with nature as a means of understanding ourselves, the importance of diversity of thought, acceptance and connection to our planet and each other. She pairs her paintings with original poetry and photography to ask contemplative questions regarding nature’s role in the human experience. She lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas.
The following work is Copyright © 2022, and owned by Brenda Ciardiello and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
burnt spent leaves
a final resting place
until the next gust
He writes because, after he does, he appears better to himself in his mind’s eye. Post secondary education includes The University of Wisconsin, Madison and Kent College of Law. In between attending those schools he lived in the Pacific Northwest and Israel and co-founded The Organic Theater Company, Chicago and New York City. He worked a long while as an Assistant Public Defender in the County of Cook, Illinois.
The following work is Copyright © 2022, and owned by Gerald Kirschbaum and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Waiting for the Sun
Windy, unseasonably cool.
Housekeeping trolley sits outside the open door,
Motel morning Florida.
I wait again for the sun.
If it takes days,
I’m here. I paid the rent.
I will sit with well fed white people
At the pool and talk about
The north’s snow and cold.