August 10, 2022

Valley on my Mind

soledad con carne
Valley on my Mind

soledad con carne (he/they) is a first-generation Chicanx poet, student, and mixed-media artist. Based at the edge of stolen Tongva and Tataviam land and the heart of The Valley, soledad is known as the poet laureate of the San Fernando Valley. Their work explores themes like alcoholism, Chicanx identity, and divine existence through a reluctantly optimistic perspective. A common theme in their work revolves around living in the SFV because that just happens to be where they’re from. soledad just likes expressing themself through poetry, so catch them at an open mic sometime.