Po-Po-Poetry Month – Antonia George 2

I am way behind on posting another poem.  My computer went down and I’ve been pretty busy.  Now that these excuses are out-of-the-way, here’s another poem in celebration of National Poetry Month*  from a young poet. Antonia George.  I got a broadside of her poetry, After 21, a year or so ago,  but I don’t remember how.

Antonia reading


They said

At the bottom of the sea floor

Is the gateway to another dimension

I said

How many things in the sea look alien

How many things in the sea we ain’t seen yet

And ain’t the bottom of the sea Black

And ain’t Blackness the genesis of it all

They said the bottom of the sea floor is the gateway to another


I said

And the sky is blue.

Antonia George



What is food to me?

Curried, fried, sautéed, baked love

The souls of mamas

—-Antonia George

A recent graduate of Tufts, Antonia’s writing reminds me of the poetry I wrote in my college years.

See more of Antonia’s current writing on: medium.com/@antonia.george


*About National Poetry Month:- Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

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About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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2 thoughts on “Po-Po-Poetry Month – Antonia George

  • Antonia

    Hi Candelaria, this is Antonia, who you wrote this post about! I wanted to reach out and thank you again for this feature. Even after these years, I come back to it when I begin to doubt my work and my art. Thank you for seeing me. Hope you are well.

    • Candelaria Silva Post author

      Hi Antonia, It is so good to hear from you and to know that this post continues to provide you with encouragement. I hope you are writing and creating. Doubts are normal for those of us who want to do our best work. Doubts are normal when there’s so much going on in the word to distract and negate us. Keep on. Thanks for reading. I hope you subscribe to my blog.