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The Poetry of Diane Rivera: Seasons & Reasons

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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 preach of evil fate And our naïve minds believe them, begging Begging for change that we wish to see in the world, begging for More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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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...

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By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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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...

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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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Emerging Voices: The Poetry of Jessica Molina

[This is a work in progress because Puerto Rico is a work in progress] While at La SOPA, we were prompted to write “187 reasons why Puerto Ricans can’t march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade” inspired 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...