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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.

S3: E16 Journal X Debut

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Farnaz Fatemi and Victoria Bañales interview poets and discuss Journal X, a new literary/arts journal focused on social justice. With poems from Victoria Bañales, Josslyn Glenn, hector son of hector, Geneffa Jahan, and Thomas Anthony Connor.

Journal X:


Victoria Bañales

Josslyn Glenn:Facebook: Josslyn Glenn

Twitter: Funky_Nurd


S3 E15: Julie Murphy Interviews Nickole Brown

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Julie Murphy interviews award winning poet Nickole Brown.  Nickole reads from her stellar chapbook The Donkey Elegies and speaks passionately about donkeys, language and what is holy. If you haven’t heard Nickole read, you’re in for a real treat!

Nickole Brown teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program and the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs, in Asheville, NC, where she periodically volunteers at several different animal sanctuaries. A chapbook of called To Those Who Were Our First Gods won the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and a long sequence called The Donkey Elegies was published as a chapbook by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2020.

Nickole Brown’s Website

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