Host Daniel Chacón speaks with native Nicaraguan poet and UC Davis lecturer León Salvatierra about his collection of poetry, To the North/Al norte (University of Nevada Press 2022).
Leon’s poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, The Notre Dame Review, The Best American Poetry, Jung Journal Culture & Psyche, and The Wandering Song, Central American Writing in the United States. He has completed a new manuscript titled, “In the Land of Giants.” It is a collection of poems and creative nonfiction, written in English, that reflect critically on life in the United States from a diverse cast of voices from the Central American diaspora that emerged from the civil wars in the 1980s. Currently, he’s a lecturer in the Chicana/o Program at UC Davis, where he teaches Latinx literature and cultures. He lives in Berkeley.
- To know more about León Salvatierra visit: https://latinostories.com/leon-salvatierra/
- To read more from León Salvatierra visit: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/leon-salvatierra
- Fore more on visit his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leon-salvatierra-3317075
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Originally aired on September 24, 2023