An artist at heart, I have experimented with the pen as well as the brush, as each has a way allowing one to release those internal forces that shape who we are, and that the collective mind of the world might benefit from. The magic of words is much like that of colors, allowing you to mix different hues of meaning to end up with a true expression of internal emotions or a representation of the external world as we experience it.
I was born in the northernmost South American country, Colombia, and I attempt to bring into my poetry some of the brilliancy and color of those lands: the green landscapes, the romanticism of the Spanish heritage, and the warm-hearted people who learn to enjoy the beauty of the world in spite of poverty, violence or any of the other afflictions that plague many of those countries.
As an immigrant, I had the chance to look at the American culture and its language as an outsider at first, unfamiliar with the unique things that kids of this country are exposed to from infancy. But I fell in love with English, its flexibility, and its practicality. Although I have heard it said that it lacks the romanticism of latin languages because of its simplicity, I have found just the opposite, and all one has to do is to read one of Shakespeare's sonnets or today's poetry to know that English is flexible to create beauty, to transmit feeling.
If you're interested, you may also visit my art website at http://www.dunnypotter.com
- Writing a "superior paper" about the short story "A Rose for Emily" in my college English class, in the professor's own words. She was just mentioning this to the class as I walked in late and sat down before she said whose paper it was. I had an inkling it might be mine, but never truly imagined that it would be true until she said my name and asked me for permission to make copies of it to use as sample for future classes.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Gay/Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary, Mystery, Religious/Inspirational, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Body, Mind & Spirit, Computing & Internet, Gay/Lesbian, History, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Pets, Reference, Religion, Science, Sex & Relationships, Travel, Women's Studies
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott
The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind
William Shakespeare's Plays and Sonnets
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
"The Divine Comedy"
By a lake after midnight and under a clear moonlit sky, in the midsummer.
Fiction: Children's, Gay/Lesbian, Horror, Literary, Mystery, Religious/Inspirational, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story
Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Gay/Lesbian, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Reference, Religion
The Vampire Lestat
Ann Rice, Terry Goodking, William Shakespeare, Chitrah Divakaruni, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabell Allende, Ayn Rand, Ken Follett, Paulo Coelho, Lauren Willig