Poem Anthologized in LAR’s 23rd Print Edition

I’m thrilled that my prose poem “Hansel and Gretel in Reverse” was chosen by Los Angeles Review to be anthologized in their 23rd print edition. Poets featured in the anthology include Tiana Clark, Oliver de la Paz, Keetje Kuipers, and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, among others. The issue is available for purchase here:

Kiki Smith and Creativity

Kiki Smith has long been one of my favorite artists. I’m especially taken by the way her materials reflect the delicacy and vulnerability of the human body. Recently, I read a quote by her on creativity and audience, it reminds me of how important it is to persist with creative work regardless of fears thatContinue reading “Kiki Smith and Creativity”


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About Me

Hi, I’m Dara Yen Elerath, a writer and designer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My debut poetry collection “Dark Braid” is now available for preorder through BkMk Press.

This blog is a catalogue of personal thoughts and events related to my writing/creative life. Thank you for visiting.

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