Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement and The Muse: An Anthology of Women Writers is a collection that honors the body as storyteller, soothsayer, and living legacy. Led by award winning poet Peggy Robles- Alvarado and inspired by the ancient teachings of the Taino, Lukumi and Palo traditions, these women pulled at complex histories, challenged misnomers, and made connections to their muses through body and spirit. The result is a passionate collection of poetry that celebrates the magic of self- discovery, forgiveness and healing in the name of joy.
About the Author
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a resilient tenured New York City educator, a CantoMundo, Academy for Teachers and Home School Fellow as well as a two time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations With My Skin and Homenaje A Las Guerreras/ Homage to the Warrior Women. As an initiate in the Lukumi and Palo spiritual systems, Peggy uses her experiences and her incredible rhythmic energy to challenge social taboos, celebrate womanhood and honor cultural traditions. She is a 2014 BRIO performance poet award winner and in 2016 she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women of the Bronx, a BCA Arts Fund and Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist grant recipient. Peggy has been published in 92Y's #wordswelivein, NACLA, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, and The Bronx Memoir Project. She has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Connecting Cultures Reading, and The BADD!ASS Women Festival. Peggy is continuously creating and supporting literary events through Robleswrites Productions and is currently pursuing her MFA in Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. Her latest book The Abuela Stories Project debuted December 2016 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. For more information please visit Robleswrites.com.