<Poet, Educator, Writer>
CONTRA: TEXAS POETS SPEAK OUT is a poetry anthology of over 40+ amazing writers from West, North, East, Central and South Texas. Edited by Rooster Martinez and Chibbi Orduña, CONTRA's mission is to: a) activate people to register to vote; b) activate people to GO VOTE; and c) donate all profits from book sales to MOVE Texas.
In collaboration with Write Art Out, FlowerSong Press, and Gemini Ink, Texas poets have donated work that speaks to these times we're living in, the fears people are facing, the just activism being fought in the streets, the importance of representation, a commitment to a pro-democracy nation, and hope for the future.
& THE WORLD KEPT SPINNING (Oct 2021) is a PDF poetry chapbook of poems written during and in the aftermath of quarantine (2020/2021). The chapbook contains nineteen poems and is an interactive text with subtle hyperlinks to additional features such as songs, readings, news articles, and more.
The chapbook is free to download: HERE.
Edited by Chibbi Orduña.