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

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

Black Lives Matter by Nina Serrano

Black Lives Matter by Nina Serrano Black lives matter It is ridiculous to have to state it is so obvious because all life matters and is sacred But it becomes necessary when every morning on FaceBook another video of police … 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

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

Nina Serrano Tribute to Ralph Maradiaga

Nina Serrano at Lunada Literary Lounge October 8, 2014 On October 8, 2014 Nina Serrano participated in the Lunada Literary Lounge at the Galería de la Raza in San Francisco. She talked about Ralph Maradiaga and read her poem to … Continue reading

Lunada Literary Lounge

A Full Moon Arts Ritual This fall, Lunada Literary Lounge celebrates 15 years as the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual and performance gathering, dedicated to spoken word, música, storytelling and performance. I will be participating in the … Continue reading

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

Heart Suite eBook Availability Expands Now Estuary Press has expanded the availability Heart Suite to include Amazon’s Kindle Books, Google Play, Kobo Books and Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.   Heart Songs, The Collected Poems of Nina Serrano, 1969-1979 On Google Play On Kobo Books … 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

Poetry Reading, 100 Thousand Poets for Change 9/27/14

San Francisco, Universalist Unitarian Church, Franklin & Geary, 6:30 PM I am excited to be participating with the San Francisco Revolutionary Poets Brigade in the 100 Thousand Poets for Change event September 27, 2014 [everywhere in the world].  We will … Continue reading