Beatriz F. Fernandez is the author of The Ocean Between Us (Backbone Press, 2017) and Shining from a Different Firmament (Finishing Line Press, 2015), which she presented at the Miami Book Fair. She’s read her poetry on South Florida’s NPR news station and is a former grand prize winner of the Writer’s Digest Poetry Award.
Beatriz F. Fernandez es la autora de The Ocean Between Us (Backbone Press, 2017) y Shining from a Different Firmament (Finishing Line Press, 2015), que presentó en la Feria del Libro de Miami. Ha leído su poesía en la estación de noticias NPR del sur de Florida y es una previa ganadora del Gran Premio de Poesía de la revista Writer’s Digest.
In this episode of Critical Friends , the Strange Horizons SFF criticism podcast, Aisha and Dan talk to critic and poet Catherine Rockwood about how reviewing and criticism feed into creative practice. Also, pirates.
Writing authentic stories may require you to make the same sacrifice. This is not a question of whether or not you are ready to write indigenous literature, but whether you are willing to do so. Whatever your decision, continue to be kind to indigenous writers. Do not ask us why we are not famous or complain about why we are not getting support for our work. There can only be one answer to that: people are too busy to care. At least you care, and that should be enough to keep my culture alive.
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