The Writer’s Block: A Q&A with Ekiwah Adler-Belendez

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Ekiwah Adler-Belendez’s name means “warrior” in Purépucha, an indigenous language of Mexico. Such a name is fitting for the Mexican-American poet who has learned to embrace the challenges and gifts of being born with Cerebral Palsy and living life in a wheelchair. He is the author of five collections of poetry in both Spanish and English. His most recent collection, Love on Wheels, deals with the complexities and richness of life in a wheelchair.

In this conversation with Sampsonia Way, Ekiwah discusses his desire to “get drunk on language” and his revision process.

  1. About The Writer’s Block
  2. The Writer’s Block is an ongoing video series of interviews with visiting writers at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. In these Q&A’s, conducted on Sampsonia Way, writers sit down with us to discuss literature, their craft, and career.
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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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