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

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

My Nomination Speech for the Pen Oakland Book Awards 2013

 Lucille Lang Day Memoir, “Married at Fourteen” wins Oakland Pen Award As soon as I heard the title of Lucille Lang Day’s memoir, “Married at 14”, published by Heyday Books, I felt vindicated, championed and respected. I knew at once … Continue reading