The Poetry of Rebel Poet: I Come From

San Juan, Puerto Rico coast at Paseo de la Princesa.

I come from. San Juan, Puerto Rico coast at Paseo de la Princesa. I come from an island of mountains and slums, en el Caribe! a paradise in the sun where violence is pastime number one you can fall in love there and even get mugged there! You will never starve there, my people got big hearts; y las mujeres como las montañas; will leave you breathless More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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The Power of the Taino Image: Genocide

Let me introduce you to Albert Areizaga… known to us as “Taino Image”. He is a long time member of #TeamCapicu, serving as advisor, photographer, resident artist and “doble seis” poet… More...

By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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Nancy Arroyo-Ruffin Continues To Inspire Women Thru Her Work

Let me introduce you to my friend Nancy… Nancy Arroyo Ruffin is an award winning author, poet, and public speaker. Nancy captivates audiences with her humor, honesty, and unwavering passion. She is committed More...

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By Rich Villar On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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#LaSopaNYC, The School of Poetic Arts: Summer Cycle, Week One Recap

Home of School of Poetic Arts Walk down Avenue C on a given day, past 9th Street, and you will be greeted by a vibrant multicultural and multilingual community, by gardens on two corners, by a brunch spot that once More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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The Queen of Queens: Wendy Angulo Joins The Queens Book Festival

Meet Wendy Angulo, a New York City Latina raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She rediscovered her love for writing in 2011 launching her company, Wendy Angulo Productions. Wendy Angulo wanted to bring back the arts to More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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We Are Surrounded By Pioneers –> How Bushwick Brooklyn Started Telling Our Stories

So Yoleros really happened familia. The HOLA Award… really happened. A successful Indiegogo campaign with 91 funders raising $3,024 in 30 days… really happened. Sold out shows, Merengue Tipico band, More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, November 9th, 2015
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The Poetry of Urantia Ramirez: Broke-n-Puerto Rican

Am I just a broken Puerto Rican? You know like my broken Spanish, And my broken English, Im broke and Puerto Rican, Some broken pockets & broken tongue painting a broken picture That kind of broken Puerto Rican?   Why More...

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By Suset Laboy On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Resident Artists take over Loisaida Center

Many of the elements produced at the Loisaida Center come to live during the Loisaida Festival. Loisaida, Inc.’s vision has much to do with the interaction of these two wings. Loisaida Center activities incubate More...

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By Suset Laboy On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Upcoming: Theater, Music Poetry, and More at the 28th Loisaida Festival

The Loisaida Festival is nearing, and this means a host of activities for all who are remotely attracted to the vibrant and exciting spirit of NYC’s Lower East Side community. It also helps if you are a love More...

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By Libertad Guerra On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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Get ready for Salsa, Plena and Rock & Soul!

Happening Now! The Loisaida Center is preparing for the 2015 Loisaida Festival on Sunday, May 24th 2015. This year’s festival promises to maintain and re-enforce that re-invigorated relevance and distinct character More...