Andrea Beltran lives on the west Texas border and moonlights as a writer. She’s currently putting a poetry chapbook together and researching MFA programs. She joined Referential Magazine as Web Editor in June of 2012.
She loves cupcakes, Elvis, and treadmills. Her life is like a 90′s mix-tape. She has too many and never enough books to read.
The seed was planted long ago, but not harvested. A love for life, for words, for the art that is poetry which is fed from the poetry that is life. Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, "...have patience with everything that is unsolved in your heart and try to cherish the questions themselves..."
There is much that remains unsolved in my heart, and it is through reading, writing, and observing life that I feel free to embrace the questions and explore their possible answers.