Dallas Community Spotlight: Joaquin Zihuatenejo Part 2


Joaquin Zihuatanejo is the first Dallas Poet Laureate, who was born in 1971. In the past episode, we had an interview with him where he shared his passion for poems and his story as a teacher. Today, we are honored to introduce his poem “Poem for John”, “Final Exam for My Father”, and “102” here to our audience and let you all hear and feel the beauty of his poems. 


Meet Dallas’ First-Ever Poet Laureate

Joaquin Zihuatanejo – Award Winning Teacher & Spoken Word Artist (jzthepoet.com)

Three Poems by Joaquin Zihautanejo

“Final Exam for My Father” Performed Live. Joaquin Zihuatanejo – “Final Exam For My Father” @WANPOETRY

“Poem for John” “Poem for Jon” Joaquin Zihuatanjeo – 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam Finals

“102” on Poem a Day.https://poets.org/poem/102

This episode will be out at 5 a.m. on 3/14/23!

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