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WORDS ON A WIRE: Soul Vang

  

  In a rebroadcast from Jan. 18, 2015, Daniel & Tim talk with poet Soul Vang, whose latest collection "To Live Here" is a collection of poems that unfolds as a memoir.  The book tells of the Hmong experience in the US, and of Soul's experiences as a Hmong writer in Fresno CA and a US Army veteran.  Soul is also a founder of the Hmong American Writers Circle http://hmongwriters.org/

For this week's Poem of the Week, Soul Vang reads "Chino" from his collection, "To Live Here."

Plus, Daniel & Tim reflect on the loss of Chicana writer and humorist, Michele Cerros.  You can listen to NPR's remembrance of Cerros at http://www.npr.org/2015/01/07/375640110/remembering-generation-mex-writer-and-proud-outsider-michele-serros.

Aired Aug. 2, 2015.