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Is Writing Your Passion? Get Published… Get Paid.

Just a few short weeks ago... The team at the Capicu School of Poetic Arts (#LaSOPANYC) realized a dream. We conducted a series of workshops the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe. During these sessions we explored writing styles, publication advice, actively created content and even discussed using the current social landscape to launch and amplify More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
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Capicu Conversations: Rebel Poet

As we enter our 12th season of Capicu Cultural Showcase we are enduring as a community one of the most difficult times since the Civil Rights Movement. Since Hurricanes Irma & Maria hit Puerto Rico the Diaspora More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Capicu Conversations: Tina Marie Dominguez

 As we enter our 12th season of Capicu Cultural Showcase we are enduring as a community one of the most difficult times since the Civil Rights Movement. Since Hurricanes Irma & Maria hit Puerto Rico the Diaspora More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Latino Heritage Month Is Here… and I Have Had A Change Of Heart

I preface this post by saying… the links expand to dope info on each topic highlighted. Feel free to explore. Soooo I struggled with this every year since I started the website. Latino Heritage Month sounds More...

By Rich Villar On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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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 More...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...