Women’s March Shows the Way

Women’s March Oakland, CA, January 21, 2017 “The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States marked commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President …. An estimated 160,000 people attended the public ceremony held on Friday, January 20, 2017…. Along with … Continue reading

Tahui! A Poem for Francisco X. Alarcon

By Nina Serrano, inspired by Francisco’s dedication to poetry I wrote this poem when I heard that Francisco X. Alarcon was being considered for future state Poet Laureate of California. I haven’t been writing as many poems or blog posts … 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

“Let’s Shoot the Night!” Roque Dalton Film by Tina Leisch

I Love “Let’s Shoot the Night!” Don’t Miss It. Innovative Austrian documentary filmmaker, Tina Leisch (photo, right) just finished a movie about Roque Dalton called “Let’s Shoot the Night!” which is currently in the film festival circuit. She discovered the poetry of … Continue reading

Poetry Anthologies Containing Nina Serrano’s Poetry

My poetry has been included in many poetry anthologies over the years.    The Big Questions, poems by Nina Serrano and Adrian Arias, limited edition. Anthologies and journals containing poems and/or translations by Nina:  2012. Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down, ed. … Continue reading

Assassination of a Poet: Memories of Roque Dalton

My Friendship with Roque Dalton By NINA SERRANO (First Published in Counterpunch, 2007) I first met Roque Dalton in 1968 when I was in Havana working on a documentary film about Fidel with my then-husband, Saul Landau, and our two … Continue reading