Still Clutching Maps is a poetry collection exploring Chicana heritage, power dynamics and identity. The poems inside delve into Butcher’s experiences of living and travelling through the American southwest, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Northwest, Yukon Territory, Alaska, and India. They’re honest and self-exploratory, highlighting Butcher’s cultural heritage as a young woman growing up on the U.S. and Mexico border. Collectively, Butcher’s poems are steeped in raw imagery, exposing her evolving relationship to language, power and loss.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christina Butcher is a Chicana poet, publisher and veteran from New Mexico. She has a passion for storytelling and community involvement. She’s a working writer, a bookseller at King’s Books, and a teaching artist and event coordinator for Write253. Her writing has appeared in City Arts, Creative Colloquy, Grit City Magazine, Hilltop Action Journal, OLY ARTS, The Ranger, Weekly Volcano, and Thurston County Chamber of Commerce’s VOICE Magazine.
Christina has also contributed visual art and poetry to Nuance: A Pride Exhibition (Milk Gallery, July 2019), and The TVs (Alma Mater Tacoma, July 2019). Watch the video below to see what Christina has to say about her work in The TVs.