Our June guest was our colleague Alma Rosa Alvarez. She's a professor of English at Southern Oregon Unversity where she's just ended her term as chair of the department. Alma Rosa received her PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara. At SOU, she teaches U.S. Literature with a specialty in U.S. Ethnic Literature. She loves the way literature guides students through new experiences. Her research interest is in the formation of the Chicanx canon.
And, she writes poetry, the reason for our interview.