I was honored to have a poem in Dragon Lode not too long ago.
Janet Wong wrote a great piece about diversity, and she included poems by both Margarita Engle and me. I keep some pretty great company, right?
Here’s my poem–in one of my favorite forms, the acrostic!
I was just an average middle-class white girl growing up, but we had medical/mental health issues in my family that I rarely, if ever, saw reflected in characters in the books I read. So even though my ethnicity was well represented, I know we still have a lot of work to do in many areas of diversity, including cultures, gender orientations, and all kinds of health issues.