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Amelia Díaz Ettinger
Born in Mexico and raised in Puerto Rico, Amelia Díaz Ettinger has written poems that reflect the struggle with identity often found in immigrants. She began writing poetry at age three, dictating poems out loud to the adults in her life who wrote them down for her. Amelia continued writing poems and short stories throughout her life while working as a high school science teacher. In 2015, her first book of poetry, Speaking at a Time, was published by Redbat books. This bilingual book of poetry has been well received. Oregon poet laureate, Peter Sears said, “… These recollections pulse with energy and they echo the poetry of Lorca and Neruda,” The second book of poetry, Learning to Love a Western Sky, is available by Airlie Press in 2020. A new chapbook, Fossils on a Red Flag is available through Finishing Line Press
Her poems and short stories have appeared in Willawaw Journal, Windfall Journal, The Avocet, Speaking of Ourselves: Women of Color Anthology, Oregon East Magazine, Hair Of The Dog, Anthology, and Accentos Review.
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