Yania Padilla Sierra

Yania Padilla Sierra is a Puerto Rican bruja/writer/artist and suicide prevention advocate. Her work has been published and/or featured in Aberration Labyrinth, Tupelo Press 30/30 project, and is pending publication in the first A Room of Her Own anthology as well as Military Experience and the Arts. Her academic pursuits include Jungian psychology and the use of ritual in trauma integration. She lives in Connecticut, and is often seen bantering with bandidos, bourbon in hand.

“Saint Sylvia”, “The Weight of Memory” and “Prayer Slippers”

Saint Sylvia Mark him for the amniotic writ as he stands before me, pockets full of stones. My weightlessness will not prevent his sinking. The half-hearted are heavy. The one before him was full of lead, a crown of bullets worn as life preserver. Seeking Daddy’s meridian eye he fell down. Sank. The brute jelly fish. I draw them, grim-faced men, like the moon. Pitiable poets who fashion garnet daggered
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Poetry Issue Nine

Yania Padilla Sierra

Yania Padilla Sierra is a Puerto Rican bruja/writer/artist and suicide prevention advocate. Her work has been published and/or featured in Aberration Labyrinth, Tupelo Press 30/30 project, and is pending publication in the first A Room of Her Own anthology as well as Military Experience and the Arts. Her academic pursuits include Jungian psychology and the use of ritual in trauma integration. She lives in Connecticut, and is often seen bantering with bandidos, bourbon in hand.