I was fortunate to meet the great and humble Wendy C.Ortiz at a writers’ conference last spring. She talked about writing “Excavation” and I was blown away by her unpretentious honesty. It illuminated the workshop she led. Her light shines through her every word. In her books. In this essay. Read it! I just did. Twice. Going back for a third reading now. Thank you, Wendy C. Ortiz. Your words weave one hell of a spell.
Check out her web-journal if you haven’t already: http://www.mudcityjournal.com/wendy-c-ortiz