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I have Five Things to Say

February 24, 2015

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 Have Five Things To Say” […]

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Heart Strong Wins 2014 Pen Oakland Literary Award

December 1, 2014

  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 Literary Award 2014 for Excellence in Literature for my latest book of poems “HEART STRONG, Selected Poems 2000-2012.” Recognition from the […]

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Nina Paul PEN Interview

Nina Serrano and Paul Richards in Heart Strong Interview

November 6, 2014

Valerie Haynes Perry Interview: Heart Strong 2014 PEN Award Heart Strong interview This Heart Strong 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 Award for Literary Excellence. “The […]

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Nina Lucy at Pen Oakland 2013

Lucille Lang Day Memoir, “Married at Fourteen” wins Oakland Pen Award

December 16, 2013

 Nina Serrano’s Nomination Speech for the Pen Oakland Book Awards 2013 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 that sometimes you can judge a book by its cover […]

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