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Dr. Darder is an established poet, who began writing and reciting her poetry in the community, as a result of her participation in the L.A. Barrio Writer's Workshop led by the late Manazar Gamboa and Luis Rodriguez. Her work was first published in 1983, in Chismearte,, a publication of Concilio de Arte Popular and in the Southern California Anthology. Below is a small sample of her poetry.

Rican-Woman-Madness is Just Another
    Word for Love

The Great Mother Wails

Café Contemplation

La Hembra

I Hope She Feels the Love

Of Struggle and Reflection

You Say You’ve Got a Program?

Al Amanecer

The Unexpected Reappearance of Don Quixote

Mami Recuerdas