Central American Excellence in Academia with Janel Pineda

Jan 07, 2019, 04:00 PM

Welcome to our very first episode and guest! This week I interview Janel Pineda and we discuss poetry, navigating white academic spaces, #centralamericantwitter, pupusas in London, Salvadorean vs Salvadoran and more. Janel Pineda is a Los Angeles-born poet and the daughter of Salvadoran immigrants who fled the US-funded Salvadoran Civil War. She has performed her poetry across the country and internationally, most recently as part of Festival Internacional de Poesía Amada Libertad in El Salvador. Janel has been published in various anthologies, including: The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. She was also a member of the 2018 Radical Roots Delegation through the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. Janel holds a BA in English from Dickinson College and has studied at the University of Oxford. She is a 2019 Marshall Scholar. You can follow Janel on Twitter @pineda_janel

"I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood" by Tiana Clark 
Roque Dalton
La Generación Comprometida  
Manlio Argueta 
William Archilla 
Leticia Hernandez-Linares
Cynthia Guardado 
"Unaccompanied" by Javier Zamora 
Festival Internacional de Poesía Amada Libertad  
CISPES 
The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States
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Music: 
"Siesta" by Jahzzar 
"Scuba Adventure" by Apache Tomcat 
"響が聞こえる / Pacific Echoes" by Pierce Murphy