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WEB EXTRA: Gloria Martinez Adams Reads from Primera P?gina

Gloria Martinez Adams is one of the co-founders of the Latino Writers Collective. She grew up in Arizona, but says her relatives in New Mexico who told stories around a wood burning stove influenced her storytelling approach. By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – Here, Gloria Martinez Adams reads three stanzas from her poem called "Walled Mountain Ghost Town." She says this piece is her personal account of growing up in the Southwest and why she left.

This poem is published in the anthology called Primera P?gina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland.

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