we long for Ithaca, Calipso, Troy
we praise our own city
we migrate *

Travel writing

All poets are travelers.  Whether literally or metaphorically, we journey through words to discover new worlds.  And we journey through the world to create new words.  To trace our "own personal" maps we move through the world with words and through words in the world. 

During these journeys we also become travel writers of sorts.

Beatriz teaches a variety of travel writing programs, including:

  • See the World, Write the Story: travel writing workshop

  • Sisters of the Road: Travel Writing by Women

Travel Writing:
"Mapmaking:  The Poet as Travel Writer,"
What  Makes Us Go: Travel Culture Anthology.  Carol Williams, editor.  Westport: Greenwood/Praeger, 1998.           

"Discovering the Land Left Behind"
New York Times, Nov. 28, 1999 (see excerpt below)

Sisters of the Road: American Women Travel Writers."  Fall, 2002
(click here for excerpt)

"BuenosAires:  violins, guitars, a bass;
Piazzolla and his bandoneon;
and me, surrounded by trees,
Lake Forest ladies, and mansions
large enough to hold a small town in."

© Beatriz Badikian-Gartler

* from "MIGRANTS," Mapmaker Revisted

© Beatriz Badikian-Gartler

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