“Identity” by Gerda Govine Ituarte
What do you call a woman who is married?
What do you call a woman whose husband died?
What do you call a woman who was married?
What do you call a woman who never married?
What do you call a woman whose child dies before she does?
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Gerda Govine Ituarte Artist Statement:
Her work appeared in The Altadena Poetry Review Anthology, Coiled Serpent, Journal of Modern Poetry, Indefinite Space, Spectrum, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Dryland Los Angeles Arts and Letters, Ms. Aligned and Frontera Esquina Magazine in Tijuana, Mexico. She read at Lit Crawl L.A, Avenue 50 Studio, The World Stage, Holy Grounds, The Coffee Gallery Backstage, Tia Chucha Cultural Center & Bookstore, Altadena and Pasadena Libraries and in Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and the UK. She self-published two poetry collections, “Oh,Where is My Candle Hat?” (2012) and “Alterations |Thread Light Through Eye of Storm,”