Photo credit: Ruby Fernandez-Brown
Photo credit: Ruby Fernandez-Brown

IN OUR VOICE is honored to feature Castillo as October’s artist of the month!

Author Bio:
Yoseli Castillo Fuertes was born in the Dominican Republic in 1972 and at 16 migrated to the United States. She is a bilingual-dominican-latina-lesbian poet-activist-teacher-aunt. Since August 2005 she has been organizing the Gay & Lesbian Bohemian Night, an LGBTQ Open Mic in Washington Heights. Her poems and short stories have appeared in various anthologies in New York, Madrid, Argentina and Santo Domingo. She is passionate about creating a just world with every action using the power of art to transform life. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Spanish Literature.

Castillo believes in the transformative power of a kind gesture and that dreams are not a figment of your imagination. “Dreams are plans with no deadline…” ~ Yoseli Castillo Fuertes

Her new poetry book, De eso sí se habla/Of That, I Speak is now on sale. cyoseli@yahoo.com or yoselicastillofuertes.blogspot.com/ cyoseli@yahoo.com or yoselicastillofuertes.blogspot.com/

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De eso sí se habla / Of That, I Speak by Yoseli Castillo Fuertes

Synopsis: De eso sí se habla / Of That, I Speak is a bilingual poetry collection that samples 20 years of writing. The collection is an invitation to a meaningful talk, one that promotes change, reflection; a conversation that challenges all political, social, sexual and economic norms women are subjected to for being women. De eso sí se habla / Of That, I Speak talks about topics the Hispanic/Latin culture prefers to hide; therefore this book forces the reader to confront reality.


De eso sí se habla / Of That, I Speak es un poemario bilingüe que abarca más de 20 años. La colección es una provocadora invitación a un dialogo comprometedor; a una conversación que incita al cambio, a la reflexión, a retar las normas políticas, sociales, sexuales, económicas a las que por ser mujeres estamos sujetas. De eso sí se habla / Of That, I Speak habla de temas que la cultura hispana/latina prefiere esconder para no aceptar la realidad, por lo tanto, estos poemas enfrentan al/la lector(a) con ella. To purchase book: DE ESO SI SE HABLA

Los Congresos (short story) by Yoseli Castillo Fuertes, “Desobedientes. Experiencias y reflexiones sobre poliamor, relaciones abiertas y sexo casual entre lesbianas latinoamericanas,”

El Reecuentro (short story), the Builder and other poems by Yoseli Castillo Fuertes, Divagaciones bajo la luna : voces e imagenes de lesbianas dominicanas

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Casualties of War~ By Yoseli Castillo Fuertes

Selected poems by Yoseli Castillo Fuertes


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k0FMf57-1s

Link: http://www.mashpedia.com/Lesbian_Poetry:_An_Anthology?pagetype=search&tab=1



Email: cyoseli@yahoo.com

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/yoseli-castillo/43/968/859

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yoseli.castillo?fref=ts

To purchase: DE ESO SI SE HABLA

Read IN MY VOICE story ~ LAS MUJERES DE MI TIERRA ~ Women as a Tourist Attraction


Photographer link: Ruby Fernandez-Brown ~


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