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S3: E20 Jen Siraganian, new Los Gatos Poet Laureate

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Farnaz Fatemi and Erin Redfern hear and talk to Jen Siraganian about her poems and her work with various poetry organizations. Jen is the newly appointed Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, California. She is a writer, educator, and literary organizer. She has served as Managing Director for Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival, been nominated for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, earned scholarships from Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and authored a poetry chapbook titled “Fracture.” Her writing has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, Cream City Review, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, Barrow Street, Southwest Review, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, and other literary journals and anthologies.



S3: E22 Victoria Bañales chats with Adela Najarro

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Victoria Bañales interviews Santa Cruz-based Latinx poet Adela Najarro.

Adela Najarro:

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Adela Najarro is the author of three poetry collections: Split Geography, Twice Told Over and My Childrens, a chapbook that includes teaching resources. With My Childrens she hopes to bring poetry into the classroom so that students can explore creative writing, identity, and what it means to be Latinx in US society. Every spring semester, she teaches a “Poetry for the People,” workshop at Cabrillo College where students explore personal voice and social justice through poetry and spoken word.

More information about Adela can be found at her website:

Links to videos of five poems from My Childrens:

My Childrens

Lorca’s Rain

Las Mujeres

Chicanos in a Museum

An Ambiguity

Santa Cruz-based Latinx poet Adela Najarro.