Mariano Zaro

Mariano Zaro is the author of six poetry books: Decoding Sparrows, Padre Tierra,  Tres letras/Three Letters, The House of Mae Rim/La casa de Mae Rim, Poems of Erosion/Poemas de la erosión and Where From/Desde donde.


Decoding Sparrows

These poems explore the author’s boyhood in a Spanish village, his coming of age and his arrival to California in his 20's. A series of characters marginalized by society interact with the speaker and help him understand his uniqueness and...

Padre Tierra

El poema Padre Tierra es una conversación con la figura del padre. Una conversación que retrata al padre y a la vez, revela la identidad del hijo: sus miedos, sus descubrimientos y su paso de la infancia a la edad adulta.

Angle of Reflection

ANGLE OF REFLECTION features the work of ten award–winning Los Angeles poets with a remarkable 20–year history of working together. This luminous collection...

Tres Letras – Three Letters

“With its memories of memories and wistful recalls, Three Letters is not the work of a fledgling poet. It comes from someone who has lived, remembered and regretted. ...

Where From – Desde Donde

“It is a kind of passionate innocence in which Mariano Zaro writes. Each of these poems is an incandescent deep song of the senses.” ...