Featured Artist: PEGGY ROBLES – AlVARADO

Peggy Robles-Alvarado
A poet a writer an actor and a director that has shined her energy upon those that have had the immense privilege of meeting her. She is an amazing lady that fills the room with an intense connection.

The first time I met Peggy her voice and poetry hit me like a ton of bricks. She opened the emotional barrier that seemed impossible to brake. She spoke to the microphone and the walls of the gallery disappeared transforming that time and space into a visual delicacy full of yesterdays and memories of childhood dreams.

Born of a Puerto Rican and Dominican decent Peggy was raised in Washington Heights by two hard working middle class parents who decided to break tradition and named her “Peggy”. A name that she upholds with pride.

Her mother and father where one of her biggest influences. She learned that life was, what you made of it. The beauty of your world is but yours to mold. Her parents were both full of virtues, good ethical morals and ruled their home with unconditional love. Peggy is a person of such deep roots that shine through is all the aspects of her life. She loves communicating and expressing her views.

Peggy has also had many big influences growing up, such as Sandra Maria Esteves and Tato Laviera who wrote about identity and culture. In her recollection she talks about the many influences such as Ntosake Shange, Carmen Rivera, and Lorna Dee Cervantes, Isabelle Allende, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Martin Espada, and Edwidge Danticat.

Her style has been an evolving and fearless playing with words and structure that addresses social and emotional issues that affect women, society, those deemed statistics, and the voiceless.

She finds her inspiration in her surroundings, sometimes something as simple as a smile can set Peggy on a journey of the soul. Peggy’s writings can surge from an experience in a past relationship or an afternoon in the park interacting with a child, maybe even from passing by a particular place that provokes intense feelings that then trigger a memory. She also writes about women’s issues such as gender roles, domestic violence, and what it means to be a woman.

Lately Peggy has been writing about whatever makes her angry. Rather than dwell on an issue or situation she writes about it, giving negative energy a new spin and creating reactive art!

Peggy began writing poetry and performing in 2008 but it wasn’t until 2011 when she published her first book of poetry “Conversations With My Skin”.

Writing this book was a major turning point in her career after the publication of her book she began to book a regular basis. Peggy then started to perform poetry for all kinds of audiences.

This year Peggy did something she hadn’t done before, getting herself into a new journey in life she co-wrote and co-produced a Spoken Word theatrical production titled “Soledad Speaks” with 3 other poets J.F. Seary, Maria Rodriguez, and Meriam Rodriguez, and an amazing director Linda Nieves Powell.
The experience pushed her creativity to new limits and now she is experimenting with poetry and theater.

Peggy also began to produce literary events under “Robleswrites Productions” and started a new project titled “The Abuela Stories” Project highlighting the essence of unique Abuelas (grandmothers) through poetry, prose and photography. You can visit for more information: http://www.abuelastories.com

In one sentence Peggy describes herself and her work:
Peggy Robles-Alvarado:
“I am a fearless magic making, perfectly imperfect woman with a penchant for poetry and storytelling.

For more info on this artist and her current works, or performances please visit:
www.Robleswrites.com

www.abuelastories.com

Contact email: robleswrites@gmail.com

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