Alma Luz Villanueva

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Occupation Poet, writer, teacher, traveler-
Location San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Introduction Please see my web page for more info-
Interests Yoga, swimming, lots of dancing (between hours of writing), and at Mama Mia...salsa, rock etc...I love Brazilian music...daily yoga keeps me from being bent up...I love to eat, margaritas, mojitos, good wine with dinner. And I miss la mar, walking by her daily, swimming daily in warm months. I love (most) my students, from whom I also learn- and I love teenagers, of which I had four, plus their friends...challenging but so ALIVE.
Favorite Movies The Unbearable Lightness of Being...Henry and June...Thelma and Louise...The Motorcycle Diaries...Malcom X...My Left Foot...Last of The Mohicans (I love Daniel Day-Lewis, wonderful actor)...Seven Years In Tibet...Out of Africa...(Ahhh la Steep)...The Scent of A Woman (hooowaahhhh)...Devil In A Blue Dress...(ayyy Denzel)...
Favorite Music Brazilian, flamenco, salsa, Mana, Los Fabuloso Cadillacs, Shakira, Sting, Seal, Michael J always, Prince, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Morrisette, Bjork, Janis Joplin, TINA TURNER, Aretha Franklin always... and a ton more...Bach Concertos for cello, Mozart, Vivaldi...and Robert Mirabel from Taos Pueblo...R. Carlos Nakai's flute that's guided much of my writing, gracias...
Favorite Books Too many to list but for starters- Colette's 'Earthly Paradise, ' the most beautiful prose I've ever read...Herman Hesse's 'Demian, ' 'Siddhartha'...ALL Pablo Neruda's books, also Federico Garcia Lorca's... RUMI...Sherman Alexie's 'Reservation Blues, ' 'The Toughest Indian In The World'...Louise Erdrich's 'Tracks, ' 'The Painted Drum'...Isabel Allende's 'Eva Luna'... Luis Urrea, Junot Diaz, Leslie Silko, Sandra Cisneros...and of course Toni Morrison's 'Beloved, ' 'Song of Solomon, ' 'Sula'....and so many more...