The PPV this time around had as special guests the women of Vidas Cruzadas, headed by Linda Romero, a very kind and caring person. In their own words, "Vidas Cruzadas exists to offer guidance and mentorship in creative writing to clients and patients in Life Center and El Milagro Clinic as a community outreach program. Introduced in order to help give university students mentoring experience through service-learning, participants write and revise each other’s work and eventually mentor those new entering the project."
I was pleased and grateful to have been invited to this event. The poetry was sumptuous and the ambience at Sahadis lounge, bar, and café in McAllen was quintessential. If you don't know PPV, or Vidas Cruzadas, or Sahadi's, I recommend you get acquainted ASAP. They represent a trend toward perfection in the way we see art, food, and life in the RGV.
For more, contact Vidas Cruzadas, visit Pasta Poetry & Vino's Facebook page, or go to Sahadi's website.