Author Archives: margaretelysiagarcia

About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).

Los Angeles Readings and What Not

I have not lived in the town of my birth consistently since perhaps six months in 2002. Nevertheless, it calls me home in some sort of a reverse Persephone myth (my mother alas lives in the mountains near me). And … Continue reading

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Save It for the Car–Up at Hip Mama Magazine

Originally posted on Throwing Chanclas:
I read  my essay Save it for the Car at the Listen to Your Mother Show last weekend.  Thank you, Hip Mama for giving it such a prompt and loving home.

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In a Far Away Land/ Margaret Elysia Garcia

Originally posted on RABBLE LIT:
They must keep them somewhere, these fathers of sad girls. They are locked Mr.-Murray-tight in a column somewhere, on dark distant planets far away à la Wrinkle in Time. Or perhaps we hope they are.…

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National Poetry Month Challenge Margaret Elysia Garcia Style

So far so good. Or so shitty. Does it matter as long as you get down a poem a day?! April 17 and I have 17 poems to show for it. Today’s is pretty horrible but I’m also in lots … Continue reading

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I posted this up on Medium this morning about a political meeting I went to last night. I’m kind of going to lay off going to political meetings for awhile.

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Vagabond, a year

It’s been a year since I heard her voice. It was straight and sober for a moment. But, It wasn’t hopeful. I said, Happy Birthday– may you have a better year. There was a chuckle A heh heh. Yeah, you … Continue reading

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The Wearing of the Red

I read this poem I wrote at a rally today: The Wearing of the Red (on International Women’s Day) I am the color of … Anger…of red in the face blush and shame Of things perpetrated against us that we … Continue reading

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First Rehearsal Reveals

Listen to Your Mother Show Plumas County show is underway. First rehearsal in the bag. Find out the cast of characters for our 2017 show. I’m proud to be back directing the LTYM show in Plumas County one more time! It’s … Continue reading

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Adding my voice

Roar Magazine is doing some important work. They’re posting an abortion story ever day of the year. I added my voice to this project. Take a look at the sight when you get the chance. Given the political climate, it’s … Continue reading

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Reading at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, CA Feb. 15th

Originally posted on Throwing Chanclas:
Anyone in the Bay Area want to come to a reading? I’ll be there.

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