The Writer’s Block: A Q&A with Ekiwah Adler-Belendez
by Sampsonia Way / April 21, 2017 / Comments Off on The Writer’s Block: A Q&A with Ekiwah Adler-Belendez
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.