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Poet to share her work at reading

Posted: Monday, Jul 8th, 2013

WATSONVILLE — Magdalena Montagne believes that poets seek the truth in life, and with this search, they also speak the truth through their writing, she said.

“Nobody has all the answers, but it is important to keep asking questions about this experience of being alive at this time,” she said.

Montagne will read at the Watsonville Public Library on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. for Poets’ Circle, a monthly series that she is also the producer of.

While she is not sure how to describe her writing style, Montagne does have common themes within her work. Nature plays a large role, with lots of imagery to be had in trees, flowers, ocean and more, she said.

“I am very much influenced by the landscape, so the hills here in Watsonville figure into quite a few of my poems,” she said.

Relationships show up often too, as “I am trying to figure out how people relate to each other,” Montagne said.

Growing up in a dysfunctional family, Montagne found that she needed an avenue to make sense of her situation and “express myself in a way that felt safe.” At 11 years old, she began writing poetry, and never looked back.

For the complete article see the 07-09-2013 issue.

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