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


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

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...

By Rich Villar On Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, February 27th, 2017

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

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...

Henry Gonzalez
By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, December 11th, 2016

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...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, November 20th, 2016

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...

By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

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...

By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Emerging Voices: Project “Brave Lords”: An experiment in Latino-futurism

By D.Bird ***********   He fell.   Fell from a hole in the sky, ducking and rolling with the fall while it closed behind him. Patting his body, he quickly checked to make sure everything was intact, and More...

By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Emerging Voices: Pequeño Ruido by Isa Guzman

Pequeno Ruido (Small Noises) Atorado/Stuck Language lingers as a cleaver stuck to the bone of a cow’s thigh. II. Mudo/Mute Reaching into one’s own chest to pluck unripe quenepas, praying for a single full More...