Poetry Favorites: Jess Fraga

Who is your favorite living poet?

Dr. Mario Rene Padilla

Who is your favorite dead poet? 

W. H. Auden

What is your favorite poem of all time? 

William Butler Yeats' "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven," it was part of my wedding vows.

Current book of poetry you can’t get out of your mind? 

Richard Silken's Crush

Best live, or audio, poetry reading you can remember. 

Live poetry... would have been sitting in my creative writing teacher, Dr. Padilla's class, when he would read example. I have sound recordings of them on my ipod.

Jess Fragareceived a degree in Mexican-American Studies from CSU-LA in 2009. As an avid reader, and a bilingual writer, Jess draws inspiration from people watching. Jess’ first published work, you’ll never tip a go-go boy in this town again,an anthology about West Hollywood, is available on Amazon under the name Jess Provencio.