Christina Pagès's second collection of poetry begins with her roots and her wondering "Who am I"? as she breathes in England's air "soaked in dew." Her poems take us from England, through various countries in Europe, through Israel, Japan, and Mexico, settling back in Ojai,california, where she ponders the small and large mysteries of love and loss, the miracles in the surrounding landscape and her garden, the destruction and rebirth in California fires.  Her last poems are elegies to her partner and soul-mate who died suddenly during the San Miguel Poetry Week, San Miguel de Allende, in 2012, where she has been a participant for the last seven years.

 

Christina Pages won first place in the 2017 Ventura Writers' Poetry Contest for her poem "A Hungarian Exile Comes Home."  This will appear in her third poetry collection.