My poetic journey started by writing the reminders I always wished someone had shared with me. It turns out, I wasn’t the only one who needed to hear them.
I first started publishing my poetry on Tumblr in 2016, under the username sunsetablaze. In the past four years, my work was published in Z Poetry’s Anthology of International Indie Poetry, I kept writing all through 2016 and 2017, and produced poems I Think It’s Brave and Spread Your Wings (Good News: You Can Save Yourself).
Finally, I published my first poetry collection, This Is How You Survive, on November 05, 2017.
It came as the final chapter to the first stage of my journey. Poetry had given me a lot and while things didn’t magically improve, they sure were a lot easier.
And if that isn’t a cause for celebration, I don’t know what is.
So that’s what I’m doing with my poetry today: I’m celebrating.
I’m celebrating the feeling of being so full of ourselves in the best possible way.
I’m celebrating the things we are, the things we’re not, and the things we’ll become anyway.
And because I believe in celebrating and wearing red, I published Persephone in a Motel Room, my second poetry book. Inspired by the myth of the goddess who chose to spend her time between light and darkness, Persephone in a Motel Room is a celebration of transformation, freedom, love, lust, vices, graces, and everything in between.
Are you ready to go feral?
Where can I see more Lana Rafaela quotes?
On my Instagram @lanarafaelapoetry!
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