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Never having visited this part of the country before, poet Luisa Caycedo-Kimura enjoys the beauty of the environment surrounding her during her Anderson Center residency. (Photo by Ruth Nerhaugen, contributor)

Words can make all the difference

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By Ruth Nerhaugen, contributor

Based on her experience in both careers, Luisa Caycedo-Kimura believes that attorneys and poets have one important thing in common: a love of words.


For her, both careers also offer an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Her goal as a lawyer was to work with victims of domestic abuse. Now, as a poet, she said, “I’m trying to give people a voice in a different way.”

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