Alma Luz Villanueva

Biography of Alma Luz Villanueva

Grew up in the Mission, San Francisco, and raised by my Yaqui Indian grandmother, Jesus Villanueva, a curandera/healer/dreamer. Mother of four grown children...I woke at 4am to write when they were home. Coffee, candles, small lamp, flute music...the only human being awake in the universe writing/alive, that silence. I've lived in many beautiful places- on a farm where my first real poetry was written/published, growing every vegetable known to humankind. Chickens for eggs/meat, pigs, steer for steaks. In the Sierras where I first HEARD the Sun rise, that great hum. By la mar for many years, where my youngest son learned to surf in the full moon's light. Now I live in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, returning to teach at Antioch University, Los Angeles- and visit la familia, my friends.

Alma Luz Villanueva's Works:

Books of poetry- BLOODROOT; LIFE SPAN; MOTHER, MAY I? ; PLANET; VIDA; DESIRE; SOFT CHAOS. An epic poem, 'La Chingada, ' in FIVE POETS OF AZTLAN.
Novels- THE ULTRAVIOLET SKY; NAKED LADIES; LUNA'S CALIFORNIA POPPIES; SONG OF THE GOLDEN SCORPION (Just published, October 2013, on Amazon) .
Stories- WEEPING WOMAN, LA LLORONA AND OTHER STORIES.
Poetry, fiction published in many anthologies and textbooks- a more complete listing on my web site, also on Amazon, just enter my name. www.almaluzvillanueva.com

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Crazy Courage

Why do I think of Michael....
He came to my fiction class
as a man (dressed in men's
clothes) : then he came

to my poetry class
as a woman (dressed in women's
clothes, but he was still
a man under the clothes) .