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Readings & Talks Featuring Javier Zamora and Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Lannan Center Podcast

On January 26, 2021 the Lannan Center presented a Crowdcast webinar featuring Javier Zamora and Natalie Scenters-Zapico. Introductions by Lannan Fellows Dennese Mae Javier and Nohora Arrieta Fernandez. Moderated by Carolyn Forché.Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador in 1990. His father fled El Salvador when he was a year old; and his mother when he was about to turn five. Both parents’ migrations were caused by the US-funded Salvadoran Civil War (1980-1992). In 1999, Javier migrated through Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually the Sonoran Desert. After a coyote abandoned his group in Oaxaca, Javier managed to make it to Arizona with the aid of other migrants. His first full-length collection, Unaccompanied (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), explores how immigration and the civil war have impacted his family. About Natalie Scenters-ZapicoNatalie Scenters-Zapico is a poet, educator, and activist from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, USA and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. She is the author of Lima :: Limón (Copper Canyon Press 2019) and The Verging Cities (Colorado State University 2015). Her poems have been published and anthologized in a wide range of nationally and internationally distributed journals including POETRY, The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, and Best American Poetry 2015. Music: Quantum Jazz — "Orbiting A Distant Planet" — Provided by Jamendo.

57mins

26 Jan 2021

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NLF - Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora

SAGE Sociology

This episode brings poetry to the crucial task of reinventing solidarity. New Labor Forum Editor Paula Finn hosts a conversation with award winning poet Javier Zamora, who at nine years old left his home in El Salvador and made his way, as an unaccompanied minor, through Guatemala and Mexico and across the Sonoran Desert to reunite with his parents in California. In this interview, Zamora reflects on this experience and on the role of poetry in movements for social justice, and reads poems from his book Unaccompanied.

31mins

8 Jan 2021

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Episode 8 - The Poetry of Border Crossing: A Conversation with Javier Zamora

Reinventing Solidarity

This episode brings poetry to the crucial task of reinventing solidarity. New Labor Forum Editor Paula Finn hosts a conversation with award winning poet Javier Zamora, who at nine years old left his home in El Salvador and made his way, as an unaccompanied minor, through Guatemala and Mexico and across the Sonoran Desert to reunite with his parents in California. In this interview, Zamora reflects on this experience and on the role of poetry in movements for social justice, and reads poems from his book Unaccompanied.

31mins

8 Jan 2021

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So Much Life: Miranda Galindo & Javier Zamora

Poets Out Loud

On this episode, we speak to civil rights litigator, Miranda Galindo and poet, Javier Zamora. Recorded two days after the 46th presidential election, we discuss inspiration, wisdom and how we can find beauty and life in these challenging times. Shout out to a number of organizations, projects for you to check out as recommended by Miranda & Javier:DemosIn Plain Sight MapLatino JusticeMexican American Legal Defense and Education FundNAACP Legal Defense and Education FundTeatro Pachuco 

24mins

8 Nov 2020

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Working: Poet Javier Zamora Wants Readers to Know What It’s Like to Be Undocumented

Slate Daily Feed

This week host Rumaan Alam talks to Javier Zamora about the truth-telling power of poetry. When Javier was 9 years old, he traveled to the U.S. from El Salvador without his parents. In his book of poems, Unaccompanied, Javier tries to make sense of his own experience and the experiences of his parents, who left El Salvador before him. In the interview, Javier describes the personal and political goals of his poetry and explains what it took for him to turn poetry into a career. After the interview, Rumaan and co-host Isaac Butler discuss whether they think all art is political. In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Javier recommends some poets to check out and explains why he thinks so many people are intimidated by poetry. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-WORK. That’s (304) 933-9675.Podcast production by Cameron Drews.If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial. Sign up now to help support our work.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

8 Nov 2020

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Working: Poet Javier Zamora Wants Readers to Know What It’s Like to Be Undocumented

Slate Culture

This week host Rumaan Alam talks to Javier Zamora about the truth-telling power of poetry. When Javier was 9 years old, he traveled to the U.S. from El Salvador without his parents. In his book of poems, Unaccompanied, Javier tries to make sense of his own experience and the experiences of his parents, who left El Salvador before him. In the interview, Javier describes the personal and political goals of his poetry and explains what it took for him to turn poetry into a career. After the interview, Rumaan and co-host Isaac Butler discuss whether they think all art is political. In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Javier recommends some poets to check out and explains why he thinks so many people are intimidated by poetry. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-WORK. That’s (304) 933-9675.Podcast production by Cameron Drews.If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial. Sign up now to help support our work.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

8 Nov 2020

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Poet Javier Zamora Wants Readers to Know What It’s Like to Be Undocumented

Working

This week host Rumaan Alam talks to Javier Zamora about the truth-telling power of poetry. When Javier was 9 years old, he traveled to the U.S. from El Salvador without his parents. In his book of poems, Unaccompanied, Javier tries to make sense of his own experience and the experiences of his parents, who left El Salvador before him. In the interview, Javier describes the personal and political goals of his poetry and explains what it took for him to turn poetry into a career. After the interview, Rumaan and co-host Isaac Butler discuss whether they think all art is political. In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Javier recommends some poets to check out and explains why he thinks so many people are intimidated by poetry. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-WORK. That’s (304) 933-9675.Podcast production by Cameron Drews.If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial. Sign up now to help support our work.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

8 Nov 2020

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Javier Zamora: "Nó, Actually, Soy Salvadoreño"

Poem-a-Day

Recorded by Javier Zamora for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on October 9, 2020. www.poets.org

4mins

9 Oct 2020

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Autor Javier Zamora

Líderes del Futuro

Javier Zamora es el autor del libro “Desacompañado.” Es importante que escuchemos las muchas historias de gente que migra a los Estados Unidos. Javier Zamora es un escritor y un poeta y en el libro comparte sus historias.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rafael-vazquez7/support

26mins

19 Feb 2020

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Author Javier Zamora - English Version

Líderes del Futuro

Javier Zamora is the author of "Unaccompanied."  The author shares about his life as an immigrant and the immigrant experience in general.  It is important to understand the experiences of children who are left behind or who much migrate alone.  Javier is a graduate of Berkeley and has done work in Stanford University.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rafael-vazquez7/support

33mins

19 Feb 2020

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