Author Archives: Margaret Elysia Garcia

About Margaret Elysia Garcia

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 regarding body positivity through plus-sized alternative modeling .She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas. And is the co-founder of Pachuca Productions a Latina owned microtheatre in Plumas County, California

April 9 Poetry Challenge Poetry Is

Poetry is Possibility: Memoir-izing the day and Dwelling in the senses of the aftermath of living this moment to the next. This idea that words mean something new when arranged differently specifically on a page. Advertisements

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April 8 Poetry Challenge Daughter Land

Daughter Land She reaches over and touches my hand tells me with her fake nailed manicured hand that she loves me– The year has taught me that words are fraught as any hand that could slap and scream I duck … Continue reading

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April 5-7 Poetry Challenge Poems from the Notebook in the Purse

I had a few in my notebook this week that I never got out to the pages here: April 5 A Love Poem It is becoming real this comfortable sync into his eyes sync into his skin — You are … Continue reading

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April 4 Poetry Challenge Holding on to Joy

Holding on to Joy No, no, no– Nuh-uh. In this moment. This singular moment when my heart is singing when my mind is made up of everything I can give— When my voice has found an ear and my ear … Continue reading

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April 3 Poetry Challenge The Son Also Sulks

I’m taking away from his day of nothing by forcing him to hang out and possibly do things with me like lunch, buying stuff for a project I’ve been nagging him about. Most times we exist in car rides and … Continue reading

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April 2 Poetry Challenge: Lassen Yard

Lassen Yard My Mondays are full up now with men in (a different kind of) blue Swapping words & stories about the outside the barbed wire world my someday writers my pen stealers I look forward to the long drive … Continue reading

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30 Poems in 30 days

Yay! It’s national poetry month! Here’s my first offering of the month. A Tanka for Easter We sit on the couch before twilight–a Sunday of drives, of history, of lock eyed hunger and thoughts ever drifting, ever new.

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The Sad Girl Zine Returns

Originally posted on Throwing Chanclas:
Volume 2 , Issue 1. Now taking orders. Email me. This issue? The Writer versus Relationship…

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Three Months Too Long

Originally posted on Throwing Chanclas:
As I write this my daughter has not seen or heard from her best friend in three months. If you’ve ever been around tween age girls you know this is a life time. There are…

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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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