Disabled? Disabled! Disabled
Transitional Poems from the Disability Perspective
About the Book
You wait for me at night
In the most hidden area of my mind.
You throw yourself into my being.
You are looking with passion,
And you find
All the secrets of my life
To fill your life with mine.
Although Daniel Garcia has seen his share of physical struggles throughout his lifetime, he has learned to navigate through his challenges as a disabled person who not just sees all that is wrong with our society and the world around him, but also what is good, pure, and beautiful.
In his first volume of poems, Daniel reflects on our society, education system, love, war, and his own obstacles. While exploring all of the good and bad that accompanies a full life, Daniel encourages all of us to think about and reflect on our own existences, struggles, and our acceptance of others despite our differences or disabilities.
Disabled? Disabled! Disabled is a diverse collection of verse that reflects on the world through the eyes of a fresh voice in poetry.
About the Author
Daniel Garcia was born with cerebral palsy in Santiago, Chile, and began writing poetry at age eleven. After moving to New Jersey, Daniel eventually graduated with a degree in psychology from Cal State University in Northridge, California. He now works as a Systems Change Advocate for Communities Actively Living Independently and Free (CALIF). He and his actress wife, Dina, have one son.