Lindsay Soberano-Wilson 

Poetry, Memoir, Creative Non-Fiction, Articles and Essays 

Casa de mi Corazón:
A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir 


A Hybrid Journal of Poetry and Memoir
that explores how being a traveler shaped
a Canadian woman’s sense of community,
identity, and home.

“This travel journal explores how I identify
with my culture, history, traditions, and roots.”

-Lindsay Soberano-Wilson


With life moving at a slower pace and travel coming to a halt due to the pandemic, Lindsay Soberano-Wilson crafted a hybrid journal of poetry and memoir about how her sense of community, identity, and home was shaped by her past travels. Casa de mi Corazón: A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir (Poetica Publishing) is the story of a Canadian woman on an inner and outer journey to find a home. As the granddaughter of Spanish Moroccan immigrants and Romanian Holocaust survivors, she travels to Israel and Europe (1997-2005) to explore her roots. She navigates landscapes of the past and present to consider relationships with the Diaspora, Israel, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, terrorism, and Zionism. By confronting history, she heals intergenerational trauma and dispels the wandering Jew motif by discovering home is where the heart is. Inevitably, home is rooted in her rich Moroccan Sephardic culture (Jews from Spain and Portugal), concluding the memoir with a bittersweet eulogy to her late grandfather, Marcos Soberano. 

The chapbook is dedicated
to Kimelman’s memory
and to all victims of terror.

Excerpt from:

Kaleidoscopic Views of Toronto and Israel:
A Travel Memoir.


The desert changed as swiftly as Israel’s political climate​. The desert also changed as swiftly as my viewpoint — almost like looking through a kaleidoscope. It transformed from ugly to beautiful and from beautiful to ugly right before my eyes. Some days I looked at her in disgust: the wind howled and made the windows shake. If I opened the window, hot air and mucky desert dust would blow in. While I was in Israel I could not help but realize that even the views I hold of her were surely destined to change as swiftly as the weather. Because when I looked back at the limited perspective I used to have of Israel, I knew that this time was not any different. There was still so much to learn. But, what I did know was that for a 25-year-old, I had discovered a lot. I know that nothing is black and white. I just hope that others can adopt this technique when passing judgment on Israel because too many people judge her before taking the time to get to know her.

The concluding poem, "Tikkun Olam" 
(a Jewish philosophy 
that the world 
can be healed through social justice),

is a meditation on how healing 
the self 
is a microcosm
of healing the world. 



Excerpt:


“Sometimes you lock your heart inside a dank passage

you forgot you had and then you stumble upon it

~ a dusty old book ~

at once you’re hooked

to a long-forgotten oath

Is this what it means to be woke?

from a dream

a whimsical dream

like a shell of laborious protection

I was sleeping in between”


The poem "Tikkun Olam" was published
by Poetica Magazine, April 2021

Acknowledgment


Some of the poems and prose
in this collection have previously

been published in the following anthologies
and magazines, whose publishers
and editors I thank. On some occasions,
poems have been further revised,
since their original publication:



The Canadian Jewish News

“The Western Wall”


Gam Yachad: A Youth Response
to the Crisis in Israel:

“Talking in Flags”

“Silent Thieves”

“Dear Israel”


Mizmor L’David Anthology

“The Streets of Munich”


Poetica Magazine

“Tikkun Olam”


Running with Scissors

“Human Kind”


Yalla: A Reflection on the Middle East

“Zionism”

“One”


Yalla: A Youth Response
to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

“My Jewish Identity and Sense of Community"


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55 Pages / 6" x 9" / Perfect Bind
Full-Color Cover 
ISBN#: 978-1-942051-36-7
Printed in the United States of America



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