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As I Am / Soy Como Soy

2023 | (English & Spanish Edition) BOOKS & SMITH

As I Am / Soy Como Soy redefines the meaning of what it is to be someone who lives with a disability despite always being under the lens of discrimination simply for being different.

To underscore its literary and disability-empowered strengths, As I Am / Soy Como Soy was released on July 30th, the week of the ADA’s 33rd anniversary.

The book features:

  • Forward by Rhina P. Espaillat, writer, poet, & translator

  • Literary analysis by Edgar Smith, poet & editor

  • Cover design & artist statement by Hector Escalante Rivera



  • a back cover review by Jason Fogler, Ph.D., Director of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) at Boston Children’s Hospital & assistant Professor of Pediatrics and psychology at Harvard Medical School. 

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Yo Soy, Yo Vivo  

2022 | (Spanish, Latin American edition) Editorial Ojo de Cuervo

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, his experience of his body as a territory, his daily challenges as a person with disabilities, and the unlimited strength and horizon of his intellect, which from the metaphor of the dream, transforms daily and deeply their territory and ours.



Tawantinsuyu: Poems of the Time of the Inca

2020 | (English & Spanish Edition) BOOKS & SMITH

Tawantinsuyu: Poems of the Time of the Inca is a representation of the Andean past. Each poem is a celebration of the cultural achievements of the indigenous people and is written from the perspective of the structures that were built during the Inca period. This poetic work is intentionally a political statement on the unity of the americas.


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