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

Heart Strong, Selected Poems of Nina Serrano 2000-2012

ns6_rgb front cover w smallWhat 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, strangely enough, it seems absolutely necessary to affirm that one can feel love. How, in the murderous twentieth/twenty-first century, can love exist at all? Heart Strong tells how it can exist, and flourish, and even—in the midst of horror both personal and historical—heal. A strong heart (a strong heart is the very basis of poetry) can be a weapon.

buy nowThese are not sentimental love poems. My poems are the written from a hard forged love tested by decades of deep heart wrenching life, through pregnancies, childbirths, wars, menopause, grandchildren, deaths, great grandchildren, struggles for peace, equality, and planetary balance. A love that keeps on creating and feeling the awe, mystery and joy of life.

The book includes many drawings from my journals, dreams and friends to expand the words into a greater realm of imagination and feeling. I hope the readers of Heart Strong are moved to explore their own creativity and inner source of hope through this book and feel loved. That’s why Heart Strong will make the perfect gift.

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About Nina Serrano

Nina is a well-known, international prize-winning inspirational author and poet. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010, she is a former director of the San Francisco Poetry in the Schools program and the Bay Area’s Storytellers in the Schools program. A Latina activist for social justice, women’s rights, and the arts, Nina Serrano at 84 remains vitally engaged in inspiring change and exploring her abundant creativity. For more information go to ninaserrano.com or contact her publisher at estuarypress.com. For more detailed information about Nina see About Nina on her website.


Heart Strong, The Perfect Gift Book in the Season of Love — 2 Comments

  1. Nina, could you possibly bring three copies to the Salon on Saturday? . Can’t wait to read it. Love, Florence

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