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Yaotecatl
Jose Guerrero
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Mar 15, 2012, 6:11 AM

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Hello :-) Just arrived and getting acquainted with the workings of P&W site. For now just listening and learning. I haven't written in a while and hoping to get fired up again. I live in the country in west Tennessee and so not very many folks to chat with about poetry. No formal education here but I write from the heart. My heart is not in publishing but in writing. English is my second language. I have been published in three anthologies beginning with "Poetic Voices without Borders" one and two and also in "Poetry International" Fall of 2006 Ahani: Indegenous American poetry from Oregon State University. Not much impact with all that just looking to find a measuring stick for my work.
I am bilingual (Spanish), and bi-cultural of Mexican American descent. I was born here in the U.S.A. at the edge of our borderlands to the south of Texas.
Here I call myself "Yaotecatl" which is my last name in the ancient language of the Aztecs known as "Nahuatl". But don't worry about trying to pronounce my moniker. You can call me "yao" and I am very glad to meet you. :-)



Yao


Yao

"Oh the concrete footwear of cultural diversity...."


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Mar 15, 2012, 12:10 PM

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Welcome, Yao. How deep in west Tennessee are you? I know there are some poetry activities and groups out that way (I'm near Nashville, where we have a pretty active scene). Are you within reach of Memphis, or totally in the boonies?


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Yaotecatl
Jose Guerrero
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Mar 15, 2012, 4:30 PM

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Hey pongo. Nashville eh? I am north and about an hour from Memphis. But I try to stay out of the big city anymore. I am a disabled vet and I feel like I am being run over when I get into traffic these days. Country living is wonderful but isolated at times. Great to make your acquaintance pongo. Thanks for asking. :-) OH! Do you happen to know John Gosslee? He's a wonderful poet from Nashville also. I translated his work "12" about the Zodiac. Enjoy your day amigo. :-)


Yao

"Oh the concrete footwear of cultural diversity...."


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Mar 15, 2012, 5:51 PM

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No, I don't know John Gosslee. And I did find a few poetry groups and events in the west, but all in Memphis. Do you have a community college nearby? They might have a group or a course you could sit in on.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


Yaotecatl
Jose Guerrero
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Mar 16, 2012, 2:57 AM

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Well I have tried to find a group but not many that even know what poetry is or want to know. There isn't much interest in writing out this way and forget saying poetry. heh :-)...I did help start a writing group nearby with a friend whom I rarely see any more but it was mostly no poets that joined and the group didn't last long for several reasons. Ah well, the only avenue I didn't look at is our local community college and so I will take a look and see what they have there. For trying to help even this much amigo I thank you. The best thing of all is that I'm talking with someone again. :-)


Yao

"Oh the concrete footwear of cultural diversity...."


pongo
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Mar 16, 2012, 11:07 AM

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And come on down to the poetry area and join in the conversations there.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


Gabbie0415
Amanda Trowbridge
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Mar 16, 2012, 6:39 PM

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Hello, Yao. It is great to be in a poetry forum with you again! I look forward to some insightful, inspirational threads with you.


Run from the past to find the future, evermore absent from the present.


Yaotecatl
Jose Guerrero
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Mar 18, 2012, 6:51 AM

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Hola Gabbie! So glad you joined this exploration. :-) Expect the same inspirations from you of course. :-) Bienvenida amiga.


Yao

"Oh the concrete footwear of cultural diversity...."

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