An Essay: On Braided Sorrow

An Essay: On Braided Sorrow

My friend Marisela Treviño Orta has written a beautiful essay about the origins of her play Braided Sorrow:

As a poet I avoided politics in my poetry. It felt too much like rhetoric, like I was hitting the reader over the head. But on the stage, inhabited by bodies, tackling social justice issues made sense to me. That theatre can evoke empathy, can open our hearts, break them.