Lina grew up in Mexico. In Mexico, Lina experienced a complete failure of the social contract. After many years of trying to legally claim a land from squatters, the police and the judicial system allowed a large group of squatters to hold her hostage for three days as they seized the property day and night. Fearing for her life, Lina and her family escaped her second but most dear home. A few months later, she learned that she had an opportunity to study in Canada. Therefore, Lina left Mexico to develop a theory that would embrace her suffering with her poetics and her poetics with unconditional love. The final result from her efforts was a thesis that coined a new concept: Being Poetry.
Despite Lina’s realization of the fragility of the social contract, she realized that the only way to move forward was to forgive those who acted with violence and corruption. However, to forgive also meant to find a way to teach others about the dangers of corruption but also the wonders of unconditional love. As a result, Lina decided to center to her work around the concepts of unconditional love, wholeness, and poetry. Poetry became a vehicle to heal her traumatic past, but it also became a way to touch and extend the creative and unconditional love that lies within.
Although Lina has been writing since she had 15 years old, her website has recently attracted more and more attention. Her poetics is becoming more relevant each day due to her ability to find a balance between the concrete and the abstract. Whereas contemporary poetry focuses mostly in the concrete due to the postmodern era, Lina is not afraid of playing with abstractions and borrowing concepts from the romantics and modernists. However, Lina does not return to the modernists or romantics. She distrusts grand narratives and has a love for the particular. Her macro photography is an example of that love. That said, a particular ontology can strive toward wholeness and beauty without falling into the trap of grand narratives through intersubjectivty. Her poetry uses intersubjectivity as an interzone between the particular and the universal through empathy.
Furthermore if you wish to enter Lina’s poetry, then you will discover contradictions, obscure metaphors, and even paradoxes, but you will also find a sincere and simple voice that just wishes to connect with you on an intersubjective level. Lina disrupts the objective-subjective dichotomy by appealing to emotion as well as reason through various digital media. For her, the process is more important than the final result so join her poetic journey at http://linaru.com or follow her @linaru to speak directly with her.