A Winter Solstice Poem for You

Advent of the Winter Solstice By Nina Serrano My Dear, What shall we do through the longest night when the moon and the star remain in sight and dawn hovers in the wings waiting for its interminable cue? My Dear, we … Continue reading

Adrian Arias unpacks “Heart Strong”

Adrian Arias, poet, visual and performing artist was a judge for the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Awards 2014. Arias explains why he chose “Heart Strong, Selected poems 2000-2012 by Nina Serrano.” Adrian Arias writes: Why Nina? In her poem “I … Continue reading

Five Poems About The Nature of Love

Nina Serrano’s Poems from Heart Strong These poems just had to be recorded. They investigate life’s most important theme: love.  As a child I was told that “God is Love” and that seems to have stuck in my psyche.  This selection … Continue reading

Ceremony: Pen Oakland Award 2014, Heart Strong

Saturday, Dec 6, 2014  Rockridge Public Library Oakland, CA Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012 by Nina Serrano I am thrilled and grateful to receive the Josephine Miles PEN Oakland Award 2014 for Excellence in Literature for my latest book of … Continue reading

Nina Serrano and Paul Richards on Heart Strong

Valerie Haynes Perry Interview: Heart Strong 2014 PEN Award This interview aired on KPFA 94.1 fm program Open Book/Poet to Poet of November 5, 2014 about Nina’s book, Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012, winner of the 2014 PEN Award, the Josephine Miles … Continue reading

Heart Suite Now on Google Play, Kobo Books and Barnes and Noble, iTunes

Heart Suite eBook Availability Expands to Google Play, Kobo Books and Barnes and Noble Until now, Nina Serrano’s trilogy of poetry books, Heart Suite, has only been available on Amazon’s Kindle Books. Now Estuary Press has expanded the availability of … Continue reading

PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Heart Strong

Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012 by Nina Serrano Wins 2014 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature. I am thrilled and grateful to receive this award. PEN Oakland goes beyond the similes and metaphors of literature to address the greater … Continue reading

Poems in the Redwoods

Short Poem Video Series: Nature and Spirit Creating POEMS IN THE REDWOODS was a great galumphing romp in the beautiful Otis R. Johnson Park in Fort Bragg, California. We were greeted with wild bird sounds even in the parking lot. Entering this redwood … Continue reading

Heart Strong, The Perfect Gift Book in the Season of Love

Heart Strong, Selected Poems of Nina Serrano 2000-2012 What better than a gift book of love? The critics say that Nina Serrano’s “… words and images tell the tale of a woman existing in the midst of history—in an age in which, … Continue reading

San Francisco Litquake Book Party Success

Heart Suite Trilogy Book Signing My San Francisco Litquake book party on Oct 18, 2013 was a hit with music, poetry, book signing and friendship. The short program included 43 years of words in 12 minutes! I read poems from … Continue reading