Firme Voices Podcast

Firme Voices Poetry

Embracing Cultura Through Poetry

Welcome to Firme Voices, the vibrant heart of Chicano poetry where cultura, identity, and creativity collide! Join us as we dive deep into the soulful world of poetry, celebrating the powerful voices that make up our rich community.

We'll also bring you special episodes where we dive into the historical and cultural roots of Chicano poetry, shedding light on the profound influence it has on our society today.

We invite all aspiring and established poets to submit their own powerful words to our community. Share your unique voice and perspective by sending your audio submissions to and be featured on our episodes.

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E1 - Firme Voices Poetry
E1 - Firme Voices Poetry
Welcome  to the first episode of "Firme Voices Poetry." your Open Mic Podcast.  If you can't make it to our open mics in person or if you're a little shy in front of an audience, remember, this podcast is your space.Audio submissions to with your name, the name of the poem and a small bio. Keep your recording between 1 to 5 minutes.Follow us on instagram*Poets Line Up*Jessica BahenaRamon EspinozaJohnie GuerraBryanna NunezJpose de Jesus jasso Jr.Rae LopezChristian Osuna***************************Thank you so much for your interest in supporting our project! If you'd like to contribute, you can find us on Venmo at @firmevoices.  ***************************Jessica BahenaIG:@jesswhat1234Poem: The home I've never known.Jessica Bahena is a 31-year-old, single mother of two children and 4 animals. She has lived in San Diego all her life. She attends Cuyamaca college, majoring in Ethnic Studies, where she will be graduating next year with four degrees. Jessica is continuing her education and plans to complete a Master’s Degree in History and Chicano/Chicana Studies. Ramon Espinoza IG:@ramon_espinoza83Poem: “Mujer”Born in East Los Angeles raised in mid city and back home now  in East Los Angeles Mexico.  I’m a singer songwriter and poet inspired deeply by Pablo Neruda and of course the Spanish language the most romantic language for me. Just want to share my heart so to see what it sees through my eyes. My pen and my mind. Johnie GuerraIG:@johnie_war_Poem: “Aztlan's Drums“Johnie Guerra is a Mexican American from San Antonio, Texas, whose poetry reflects pride in Chicano identity and shines a light on Chicano history. His poetry employs English, Spanish, Spanglish, and Native languages and incorporates ancient Mesoamerican beliefs. His work seeks to reveal what it means to be Chicano in the twenty-first century United States.Bryanna NunezIG@breezeyboo_23Poem:  AfterthoughtHey my names Bryanna Nuñez. I'm an intersectional chicana feminist. My hobbies include writing poetry, watching horror movies, playing with my fur babies and thrifting. I've been writing poetry since I was 9 years old.  I'm finishing up my bachelors degree in Psychology. I work as a microbiologist at a small environmental monitoring company. I hope to one day write my own poetry book about healing childhood traumas.Jose de Jesus Jasso JrIG:@skrubjayPoem: BurntSugarJay has a MFA from SDSU in creative writing. He wants to tell stories about the people he thinks are looked over everyday. When he's not writing he's watching movies, reading, and gaming. You can find him on social media and twitch as SkrubJay. Peace and love!Rae LopezIG:@raes.writingPoem:  How a language is lostRae is a Chicana poet. She has many titles (sister, daughter, etc), but her favorite title is Tia. She spends her free time trying to perfect her grandmother’s recipes and mentoring first-gen college students. She remembers writing her first poem at age 11 in a classroom as part of  a poetry assignment. She has been writing ever since. If you enjoyed her poem, please follow her on Instagram @raes.writingChristian OsunaBio: Christian Osuna, known as “EazyWrites” has been writing a since he was a teenager.  A self proclaimed poet who is always looking to improve his craft, he wishes  Born and raised in Sunny San Diego, Califas. Christian read many books in his childhood from authors like Pablo Neruda, Edgar Allan Poe, Dean Koontz, Stephen King and many more. Today, he channels inspiration from these writers to bring bone chilling tales and melancholy poetry to not only his community but for the world.