When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and surrounding islands in 2017, it was devastating. The storm tore through communities, decimated cities and towns, and brought on widespread power outages. As Puerto Ricans living stateside watched the disaster from afar, many felt powerless.
Poet Karl Michael Iglesias wanted to help in a way only he could. So, the Milwaukee native and Brooklyn resident channeled his thoughts into a debut poetry collection, “Catch A Glow.” He shares the poem, “Shuttered New,” which he created from a series of newspaper clippings