Village by Nina Serrano

My journey as a poet led me into translations of poetry and prose from Spanish to English.  With a childhood familiarity with the Spanish language, Latino roots (Colombia), and deep interest in Latin American culture, I came to embrace the labor-intensive process of translating.  Bridging the cultural divide between the two languages is full of discovery, as meaning emerges demanding to be sculpted into clear English with the spirit, rhythm, and intention of the original poem.


Translations Publications

Poema Del Dia0012008. Poema del Día / Poem of the Dayby Adrian Arias, translation by Nina Serrano, chap book, Luzazul, special editions, San Francisco, CA.

Beautiful Trash0022012. Beautiful Trash: The Lost Library by Adrian Arias, translations by Nina Serrano, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA.

El LIbro Del Cuerpo0022009. El Libro del Cuerpo/The Book of the Body by Adrian Arias, translations by Nina Serrano, chapbook, limited editions, San Francisco, CA.


Program of Economic Reactivation for the People’s Benefit by Ministry of Planning of the Government of National Reconstruction of Nicaragua. Published by Estuary Press, bilingual edition. Translation by Nina Serrano, Paul Richards, Patricio Barruito, Rob McBride and Hodee Edwards, 1982.

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 82 remains vitally engaged in inspiring change and exploring her abundant creativity. For more information go to ninaserrano.comor contact her publisher at For more detailed information about Nina see About Ninaon her website.

About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Nicaragua Way. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of various social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, or visit for more details.

MEDIA – For photos & interviews: Paul Richards (510) 967 5577;


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