Wednesday, January 9, 2013
THE FIRST POET FOR 2013: ELSA S. FRAUSTO (01/ 27)
Elsa S. Frausto's work has appeared in many local and international publications, among them Porte des Poetes, Speechlessthemagazine, Poem of the Month in Poets at Work, Badlands and Poets on Site. She was the coordinator and host for Camelback Readings held at the Sunland-Tujunga Library. She has been a member of the Chuparosa Writers for many years and is Poetry Editor and Translator for the Spanish language literary magazine la-luciernaga.com
Poetic matter is not expressed by means of words. It has neither form nor content for the simple reason that it lacks existence outside of the work.
~ Osip Mandelshtam
Good writing is like speaking. A speaking that echoes against walls, then within them.
Poetry- the word on the other side- behind the word- if words are three dimensional.
~ Elsa S. Frausto
Bedroom on the second floor.
House steady in the wind
like night with held breath.
Step outside, get a good view.
That's me inside looking out.
Me outside looking in.
The window blinds accordion the light.
Outside, the same wind plays patty-cake
with my hair. Inside, I laugh at the sight.
(c) by Elsa S. Frausto