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Emerging Voices: Alex Vega Wants To Break Free

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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 have you walk down the street call me “Mami” In hopes that one of these days I’ll be on top of you screaming “Ay Papi” I 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 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...