Yo Soy, Yo Vivo
The poet invites us to her reflections on the poetic word and its resources in this book. These poems allow us to be and live, perhaps just a little, her experience of her body as a territory, her daily challenges as a person with disabilities, and the unlimited strength and horizon of her intellect, which from the metaphor of the dream, transforms daily and deeply their territory and ours. (Currently, this book is only available in its Spanish version, a bilingual version will be eventually available for English readers.)
Cristina Cortez is a first-generation Latin-American poet born to immigrant parents. She holds a B.A. in English, Creative Writing & Literature, and History with Minors in Latin American & Caribbean Studies with Honors & Distinction from Hofstra University (2015), and a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics, from the University of Washington Bothell (2018). Her thesis, Un-bound is a cross-genre memoir about living life with a disability. She was a speaker at TEDx Everett (March 2017).