Gris-Gris, an online journal of literature, culture & the arts

Personal Statement

by Ana Silva

My name is Ana Silva and I’m 18-years-old. I live in Oxnard, California. I’ve always liked writing poetry. I never thought I’d be good at it like I am now. Poetry does a lot for me. I want to tell other people what I’ve been through and for them not to make the same mistakes.

Many of my poems are true to life. I am comfortable sharing my life story and I want other people to read about my life story. I love writing poetry and I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my poems with your readers.

Last year, I participated in Poetry Out Loud and I recited “First Poem for You” by Kim Addonizio and “Deliberate” by Amy Uyematsu. I am also inspired by the poems of Tupac Shakur.