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Poet MK Chavez Finds Healing Through Nature And Words

Apr 29, 2020

April is National Poetry Month, and for some poetry helps make sense of the world. M.K. Chavez writes poetry that reflects on what’s going on in society and inside of herself.

"'Dear Animal,' was also born out of my experiences as a woman and me seeing ways in which women are treated"

Chavez is the author of "Mothermorphosis" and "Dear Animal," Her work has been honored by PEN Oakland and the Berkeley Public Library Foundation among others. In this interview she talks about themes in her writing such as nature and her mother’s battle with schizophrenia. 

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