Weekend Passport: Poet Javier Zamora

Unaccompanied Book by Javier Zamora
Book cover of 'Unaccompanied,' by Javier Zamora.
Unaccompanied Book by Javier Zamora
Book cover of 'Unaccompanied,' by Javier Zamora.

Weekend Passport: Poet Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora is a Salvadoran poet and literary activist. He was born in La Herradura, El Salvador and immigrated to the United States at age nine. He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University and was a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow with the Poetry Foundation; he is the first Central American to receive these fellowships.

Zamora recently published his first poetry collection Unaccompanied and is currently on a book tour. Find him at the Poetry Foundation on Thursday March 22, and at the Women & Children First bookstore in Andersonville on Friday March 23. Plus, ‘global citizen,’ Nari Safavi, shares how to have an international good time this weekend without ever having to leave Chicago.

GUEST:

Javier Zamora, author of Unaccompanied

Nari Safavi, WBEZ contributor