Ruth Nakamura

RUTH NAKAMURA (Humana/ Chicana/ French/ Portuguese/ Chichimec/ Tano/ Coyota) is an Indie poet from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She co-authored her first book of poems, Crow Moon, with her good friend Anna Griego. You can find her on Instagram at @veranotaos or @blackberrybramblebooks.

Photo credit: Summer Schildt
Ruth Nakamura

Contributions

Poetry Is My Medicine, Our Healing
Issue 07: Balance / Issue 08: Nourishment

Poetry Is My Medicine, Our Healing

“With it, I also write the bones of my ancestors free.”

Words by Ruth Nakamura
Ofrendas for Grandpa
Issue 05: Memoria

Ofrendas for Grandpa

“The picture is black and white. Its plain black frame encloses the sixties, and the setting is the dust of New Mexico in the juniper winds of spring, the sneezing breezes of their pollen-scattering rituals.” An exquisite tribute from poet Ruth Nakamura.

Ruth Nakamura
Prayer
Issue 05: Memoria

Prayer

“Mother, with your rebozo of cloud / wrapped around your shoulders in tatters, / hear me, my candles are lit.” Asking Mother Earth for forgiveness, poet Ruth Nakamura laments the harm humans have caused the planet.

Ruth Nakamura

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Issue 07: Balance / Issue 08: Nourishment

Issue 05: Memoria

2021 Anthology

Books (via Bookshop)