Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol is a Dominican born poet, author, actress, and artist. She was raised in Miami, Florida. She wrote her first poem at the age of six, and since then she cultivated a passion for poetry and the arts. Mirtha Michelle is the author of the hugely popular, and bestselling poetry books Letters, to the Men I Have Loved, Elusive Loves; Amores Esquivos and Letters, to Women Like Me. With her books she has been able to capture the first feelings of love and loss in a raw form that has allowed her to earn the hearts of many loyal readers. She’s also active as a public speaker with engagements at colleges throughout the country. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
These poems explore the distance between the head and the heart—and all of the pain, beauty, and hope in between.
This book is one woman’s account of her longing to know herself fully. Her mind, body, and soul. This book might make you cry, fill you with nostalgia, empower you, or even give you hope. You might not see eye to eye with every idea inside, but with any luck you’ll see your soul reflected in its pages. You will question things. You will remember your past. You will be thankful for your present. You will dream a new dream. Above all, you will feel. Welcome to the journey of Eighteen Inches, a battlefield between a woman’s beat-up heart and her complex mind.