Her memoir, The Distance Between Us, is an intimate, graphic narrative about her early years left behind by her parents in Mexico, tumultuous time as a youth in America and journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.
Traveler, educator and short story writer Xanath Caraza says she first started writing poetry when she was about six years old.
Kansas City, MO – Caraza writes in Spanish, her first language, and then translates her own work into English. Here, she reads a poem she wrote in Mexico to celebrate International Women's Day; it's called "Mujer."
This poem is published in the anthology called Primera Pagina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland.