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La Sopa NYC Faculty Spotlight: George “Urban Jibaro” Torres

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Founder, Sofrito For Your Soul and Sofrito Media Group Co-Founder, Capicu Poetry and Cultural Showcase “Everything I cook, I cook with love. Love and sofrito, Papi. That’s all you need.” George Torres found the central metaphor for his creative and professional work in this one proclamation from his Abuela—a community organizer More...

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By PaPo Swiggity On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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La Sopa NYC Faculty Spotlight: Rich Villar

  Artistic Director, Poetry Facilitator:        La Sopa NYC: The School of Poetic Arts Rich Villar’s first experience with the written word was at the age of three, on a beach in Puerto Rico. On More...

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By Rich Villar On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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La Sopa NYC Faculty Spotlight: Jani Rose

  Co-Founder: La Sopa NYC: The School of Poetic Arts  Jani is a curator, activist, educator, and Nuyorican Poet born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx. A member of Capicu Culture, co-founder of La More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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La Sopa NYC Faculty Spotlight: Juan PaPo Santiago

  Co-Founder: La Sopa NYC: The School of Poetic Arts & Capicu Cultural Showcase  At an early age, Juan “PaPo” Santiago suffered from selective mutism—he spoke only to immediate family, though More...

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By PaPo Swiggity On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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2017 Applications Now Open For LaSopaNYC: The School of Poetic Arts

#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 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...