Javier tells James about his journey to the United States at the age of 9. They discuss the power of teachers, the Undocupoets Campaign, transcendent readings, struggling to find an ending, and his collection of poems, UNACCOMPANIED (fall 2017). Then, Jennifer De Leon talks about opportunities for teen writers, #WeNeedDiverseBooks, and her experiences teaching in the YAWP program at Grub Street in Boston.

 

Javier and James Discuss:

Yusef Komunyakaa

Sharon Olds

Alejandro Zambra

Valeria Luiselli

Dick Scanlan

Roberto Bolano

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Jorge Luis Borges

ONE STORY

Yaddo

MacDowell Colony

Pablo Neruda

Rebecca Faust

Squaw Valley Writers’ Workshops

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Alberto Rios

BIG FISH by Daniel Wallace

UC- Berkeley

NYU

Olive B. O’Connor

Peter Balakian

Carolyn Forche

Wallace Stegner Fellowship

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship

UndocuPoets Campaign

Sibling Rivalry Press

Wil S. Hylton

Matthew Salesses

Monica Sok

 

Jennifer and James Discuss:

YAWP (Young Adult Writers Program)

Grub Street

Val Wang

Celeste Ng

Teen Ink

826

WriteBoston

New England Young Writers’ Conference

Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference

Iowa Young Writers’ Studio

Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference

Reggie Gibson

Junot Diaz

ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor

#WeNeedDiverseBooks

VONA (Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation)

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