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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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La Sopa NYC
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...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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The Poetry of Mario Ponce Pagan: Receta

Receta   I want to die en Borinken! With abuela’s pasteles Receta tattooed under my tongue.   For the Angels to understand why I call upon papa dios every time I had them.   That her pasteles where More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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The Poetry of Bimbo Rivas: Loisaida

“Loisaida” (By Bimbo Rivas; Written in 1974) Bimbo Rivas Mosaic by JC Pinto Lower East Side I love you. You’er my lady fair. No matter where I am, I think of you! The mountains and the valleys More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Build With Local Art Students

Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Delegates Join The Cooper Union School of Art  As They Announce their 2015 Summer Art Intensive. During this event we will have the opportunity to introduce high school students to More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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‘PaPo Swiggity’, cofounder of Capicu Culture, interviewed as part of Puerto Rican Renaissance in NYC

Papo Hosting the Capicu Open Mic Award-winning cultural worker, poet and master of ceremonies Juan Papo Santiago (more commonly known by his stage name, PaPo Swiggity) was interviewed by Marixsa Rodriguez of More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Capicu Culture & Wendy Angulo Productions Announce Strategic Partnership

Leading Cultural Production Companies Launch Collaboration To Advance Opportunities For Performing Poets, Artists Musicians. Brooklyn, NY – January 5th, 2015 (For Immediate Release) As it enters its 8th year, More...

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By PaPo Swiggity On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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The Butterfly Tribe Scholarship at La Sopa, in honor of Elizabeth Rivera de Garcia

  Elizabeth Rivera de Garcia, Soul Sista Rican. Jan 11 1978- Sept 30 2014. Rest in Poetics Jani Rose. October 3, 2014, Brooklyn NYC. From time to time, when we are laughing, when we are smiling after the relief More...