Gerda Govine Ituarte’s third poetry collection, Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW, was published by Editions du Cygne (Swan World, Paris, 2016). Her second poetry book, Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm, was published in 2015 in Mexico City and was a finalist in Red City Review’s poetry contest. Her first book, Oh, Where is My Candle Hat? was published in English and Spanish in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2012. In 2016 Spectrum Magazine selected her as one of the top ten poets in Los Angeles. As CEO of G. Govine Consulting, she conducts diversity and inclusion climate studies, provides training and workshops, and serves as an expert witness, litigation consultant, investigator, and mediator in the areas of gender, race, and age discrimination. Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, she also serves as a member of the Los Angeles County Women’s Commission and of the City of Pasadena Sister City Advisory Group.
From “Two Poems”