Nicaragua Way, A Novel by Nina Serrano

An International Novel of Love and Revolution in the 1980s Available as Paperback and eBook. Nicaragua Way, a Novel tells the story of Lorna Almendros, a San Francisco Nicaraguan-American poet, passionately engaged in supporting revolutionary struggles in Latin America and the … 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

PEN Oakland Acceptance Speech and Report

Video: Nina Serrano Accepts 2014 Josephine Miles Award Click here to see my PEN Oakland Acceptance Speech and my latest poem: “Black Lives Matter.” The PEN Oakland Award 2014 event left a deep impression on me. The very issues addressed … Continue reading

Heart Strong Wins 2014 Pen Oakland Literary Award

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 poems … Continue reading

Poet Sandra Garcia Rivera on La Raza Chronicles

Nina Serrano interviews Poet Sandra Garcia Rivera On Tuesday October 7th @ 7pm on La Raza Chronicles/94.1, KPFA fm the poet and musician Sandra Garcia Rivera will read her poetry, sing, and discuss the monthly Lunada poetry series which she … 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

Revolutionary Poets Brigade Herald Social Justice

November 20, 2013 Immigration, Social Justice, and Multiculturalism Event Here is what I said as Host of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade Event: Good Evening and welcome on behalf of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and the Revolutionary Poets … Continue reading

Nina Serrano Poetry Readings November Calendar

Dark November of the Soul filled with Bright Spots This Year! After a family birth, death, wedding and my SF Litquake book release party comes this blast of November poetry readings. Everyone welcome. Sunday, Nov. 17, 4pm  at Adobe Books at … Continue reading

Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012

Heart Strong, Volume 3 of Heart Suite I am proud and overjoyed to announce the publication of my newest book of poems, Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012 by Estuary Press, now available in paperback and ebook formats. The release of … Continue reading

Vday love poems: here

Send a love poem to a loved one from this brand new limited edition of love poems “Wild Animal” by Adrian Arias. They are wonderful. I know because I translated them. You can hear him read the translations tonight with … Continue reading