Texas born, Southern, Minnesota raised, Xicana through and through, La Poetress began journaling her truths, and it was in these truths her voice came to life. While writing, she unveils the long unspoken. La Poetress intersects ad celebrates duty with desire, internal wars with peace and loss with joy. It is in this voice that she invokes/evokes the inherent memories of ceremonies, dancing and drumming with the ancient ones.
She keeps the humbleness, the rawness and authenticity of her spoken word as if you and she were sitting in her living room, as she shared her latest journal entry with you. Listen to her stories and you will hear your own. As the Tia, Abuelita, child, friend and lover she shares stories of familia, comunidad, justiciar and intimacy. Familia pours out of her writings and we see her writing Out of her world view. Lupe passionately shares "Cosas Intimas" as her heartsongs, and has you reminiscing of your first time, loves lost, and love regained. Her palabras share how a Mother, Sister, comadre and Abuelita intersects their life with love of family, love of comunidad to her own love which she no longer awaits for her children to be grown up and away, to be fulfilled.
La Poetress has done readings in the heart of her cultural roots, Atzlan, D.F., Wisconsin, Texas, and across the Midwest. She will read from previous publications, Anti-War Ofrendas from MN y Califas, A Red CalacArts Collective and recent reflections.