Who Am I

At birth I am silent breath

Escaping brown lips I am pressed to the sun in warm sand.

~Aura Valdes

Aura Valdes is a Trans/ Non binary Spoken word artist.  

*Pronouns : They/Them*

In a recent collection, they wrote :  “My work pieces together a narrative of queerness.  My body was built for the in between spaces, and I am an expression of that.”

Aura Valdes has been featured at the Tucson Poetry Festival, Casa Libre , Owls Club Monthly Series in Tucson and Words on the Avenue.

Aura is also a community  organizer with QTPOC FestTucson.


Channeled Poetry, 2018
Tucson Poetry Fest, 2019