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Remembering - and listening to - the distinct voice of Michele Serros




Author Michele Serros reads from one of her books at Pegasus Books in Berkeley in January 2012.
Author Michele Serros reads from one of her books at Pegasus Books in Berkeley in January 2012.
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Southern California poet, novelist, and performer Michele Serros died last weekend of cancer. She was just 48, but in her too short life she made a difference by telling different stories of Mexican-American women in a very different voice.

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez - a member of the Taco Shop Poets - knew Serros from the 1990s LA poetry scene and wrote the KPCC remembrance of Serros.  He joined me in the Off-Ramp studio to listen to some of Serros' performances on the album "Chicana Falsa," and to tell me more about Serros' place as a public intellectual and how she gave voice to Chicanas with one foot in each culture.