ABOUT Venetia June Pedraza
Venetia June Pedraza completed her master's degree in English Literature and Language at St. Mary's University in 2004 and is attending the University of Texas at San Antonio for a Ph.D. in English. She is the co-founder and director of the Get Creative summer literary camps and is an active participant and assistant coordinator of the annual Latina Letters Literary Conference hosted each summer by St. Mary's University and The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Porcelain Dolls Break continues the Pecan Grove Press tradition of publishing books by outstanding student poets at St. Mary's University.
Porcelain Dolls Break
There are two streams of expression in June Pedraza’s poetry. One of these streams flows straight from the heart, a subjective voice that looks within with rare sincerity. Pedraza mirrors the inner turmoil of the self and of relationships with raw emotion and a keen eye, always ready to get to the core of existence, of that which makes us real. The other stream of her poetry belies a lyrical view of time, seasons, love and beauty, and here her words are carefully crafted to render the abstract in concrete form. To read Pedraza’s poetry is to see a frighteningly honest reflection of the human soul.
|Two Years Sober, and Still Fighting
It is creeping in again
I hope I can stay sober today.