Juan Felipe Herrera Interview

New on the Libros Schmibros Podcast, the Juan Felipe Herrera Interview.

Vickie Vertiz has a conversation with Juan Felipe Herrera about his new book of poetry Everyday We Get More Illegal. Written while traveling around the country as the first Latino United States Poet Laureate, his book is dedicated to migrant people and working people. Vickie Vertiz is a poet, educator, and former student of Mr. Herrera’s.

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SCHMIBROS Stories, Episode 2: LOSS

We are excited to explore the second Schmibros Stories theme of the year, “LOSS”. Join us in celebrating the voices of five community members that have been gracious enough to share their perspectives on what loss means to each of them. Be sure to check out the our program premiere, as well.

LOSS / PERDIDA part 2 will go live on April 11th and can be viewed here.

Schmibros Stories is a bi-weekly virtual showcase of stories from the community where we will feature 4-5 storytellers that will record themselves from the comfort of their home.

Kim Stanley Robinson Interview

New on the Libros Schmibros Podcast, the Kim Stanley Robinson Interview.

David Kipen in conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson about his work and the work of poet Kenneth Rexroth. Robinson’s new book Ministry for the Future, is a science fiction novel set in the near future, about coping with the effects of climate change in the next 30 years.

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Exciting News! A Federal Writers’ Project 2.0 may be coming soon

Our fearless leader and Libros Schmibros founder, David Kipen has been working through channels to put forth the idea of a second iteration of the WPA era Writers’ Project. The original gave us some historical and cultural treasures, and similar socioeconomic conditions exist now… Maybe?!

Here’s a great article, full of historical perspective and details of a possible future, for the Writers’ Project. (Click on the excerpt below to read the full article on the Columbia Journalism Review website.)

The enduring lessons of a New Deal writers project- Jon Allsop - CJR.org

Stay tuned.

Shizu Saldamando Interview

Artist Shizu Saldamando talks with Cuauhtemoc Hernandez about her art and inspirations, her recent exhibition “L.A. Intersections” at Occidental College, her personal and educational background, collaborations with other artists and much more.

Shizu Saldamando Interview – the latest episode of our Podcast is now available on YouTube, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.