Our April 2020 guests were Alma Rosa Alvarez and Michelle St. Romain Wilson. They just published a collaborative book of poetry entitled Promised Fruit. Alma Rosa is a professor of English at Southern Oregon University. 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.
Michelle St. Romain Wilson has taught creative writing to children and teens through the Oregon Writing Project at Southern Oregon University (SOU) and the Academy program at SOU. She has a BA in English from Loyola University, New Orleans and an MA in English and Creative Writing from California State University, Sacramento. She is the wellness program manager at La Clinica, an organization which offers affordable, quality health care services to underserved communities in Southern Oregon.