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#LaSopaNYC: The School of Poetic Arts is a 6-week writing workshop series from Capicu Culture that provides a communal space dedicated to the development of artistic skill and exploring the core principles of literary expression. During our 2017 Cycle I, we will undertake the historical study of the poetics of the Nuyorican, Black Arts, and Beat More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, December 11th, 2016
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Watch This Now –> The Poetry of Henry Gonzalez: “Will a Black Life Matter?”

Henry The Poet Born and raised in New York City, Henry Gonzalez is an Afro-Latino spoken word poet, essayist, and community organizer.  At age 15, the effects of the Great Recession pushed his family to move More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Emerging Voices: Alex Vega Wants To Break Free

Break Free   I don’t want to tell you the story of my life Instead the story of the female Hispanic stereotype Just because I am Latina doesn’t mean I want to stay home and cook you rice & beans   Or More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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The Poetry of Diane Rivera: Seasons & Reasons

He told me, in between kisses and paintings That nothing is ever promised I told him, I’d rather know I’d rather plan I’d rather have the notion in my head that if I believe in something Maybe it’ll happen Preachers More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
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Emerging Voices: Yolanda L. Rodriguez Responds To The “Buildings” Prompt.

Editors note: This is the sole response to the “Buildings” prompt.   In this room Somewhere In this room hides the center of my gravity. Small,      protected; hurt,          relentless. Ceiling More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
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Emerging Voices: Translating Frankie & Rey Ruiz in the Snow by Natalie N. Caro

It all begun         dancing. Looking at old things, i wrote a poem on a tattered napkin; it was a memory of those years, and while we laughed i choked back tears. i can’t get used to this. And More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, September 25th, 2016
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The Poetry of Rebel Poet: I Come From

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 More...

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By PaPo Swiggity On Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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#LaSopaNYC: Summer Session II 2016

#LaSopaNYC: The School of Poetic Arts Summer Session II:  Saturdays, August 13th through Saturday August 27th. 11 AM – 1 PM Our August 2016 edition consists of two writing workshops over 3 session dates that More...

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By Rich Villar On Monday, July 4th, 2016
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Writing Prompts from #LaSoPANYC: “Buildings”

Let’s write with #LaSoPANYC I teach poetry as a means of investigating the world. In metaphorical terms, writing a poem is a journey from home to somewhere else. How many times have you left your house to 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...