Tuesday, August 14, 2012

News at Eleven: Everything she could stuff into her suitcase

could go along as her family fled the authoritarian regime of Ferdinand Marcos in Manila in 1970; there was only a whirlwind week to prepare to move nine people from the Philippines to Spain, where her mother's family lived. What didn't fit in [Sofia] Starnes' suitcase she had to leave behind.

It was a defining moment in Starnes' life that eventually led to her passion for poetry.

from Williamsburg Yorktown Daily: Get to Know New State Poet Laureate


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