The Mission Story

Reviewing the past reveals its relevance The Mission Story is about my arrival in the barrio in 1961 when I first began gathering impressions that became the setting for my historical novel, Nicaragua Way which is set in the Mission district of San Francisco … Continue reading

2 Poems Celebrating International Women’s Month, March, 2014

“Women I Know” and “I Am So Visible” by Nina Serrano   Women I Know and I Am So Visible from Nina Serrano. THE STORY BEHIND “I AM SO VISIBLE” Performing my poems celebrating International Women’s Month with Sascha Jacobsen’s … Continue reading

A Poem for You: Learning to See in Darkness

Learning to See in Darkness You are learning to see in darkness Moving by feel Your skin an antenna Goose bumps signal when you find a live wire Words electrify the spirit with a flash of light illuminating the pathway … Continue reading

Dance Poetry Video: To Die of Joy in the River

Dance Poetry: A Moving Experience (Scroll down for the video.) Dance Poetry is an ancient form but new to me.  On April 19, 2013 I had the thrilling experience of reciting my poem with the inter-generational dance company, Dance Generators, as … Continue reading

Menopause and the Juicy Red Bloody Mess

Menopause: Red Flower of the Last Blood, a Poem by Nina Serrano Today’s women’s movement brings menopause and menstruation into the global conversation about life, health and sexuality.  This poem describes the experience from the inside from my personal female … Continue reading

“Stop Monsanto!” A Poem by Nina Serrano

On a beautiful day in Oakland California, I participated in March Against Monsanto Rally, happening simultaneously worldwide. I was excited because I’d prepared a poem for the event that would finally free me from reading a piece of paper. For … Continue reading