Radio Capicu hosted by Urban Jibaro, The Guy and La Chica Que Pica promises to keep listeners captivated with the latest in news and information about cultural events and items of interest in the Latino / Urban community nationwide. Segments will include open mic poetry, in depth interviews and discussions with prominent people in our community about issues relevant to the evolution of our culture as well as the preservation of our heritage.
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THIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24th @ 9:00 PM
RADIO CAPICU TALKS TO
NUYORICAN FOUNDER JESUS "PAPOLETO" MELENDEZ
Listen, Call In Live and Talk To A Legend!!!
Jesús Papoleto Meléndez is a recipient of a 2001-NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Fellowship in Poetry. He is one of the original founders of the Nuyorican poets' movement. With the publication of his poem, "Message To Urban Sightseers" in Talking About Us (Appleton, Century, Crofts Publishers, New York, 1969), and the publication of his first volume of poetry, Casting Long Shadows (New York, 1970), Mr. Meléndez's poetry was at the inception of the movement. A proud Puerto Rican, originally from El Barrio (East Harlem), New York City, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez is a recipient of an Artist for Community Enrichment (ACE) Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts, New York (1995) and a COMBO (Combined Arts of San Diego)-NEA Fellowship in Literature, recognized "For his innovative multi-disciplinary works in poetry, playwriting, and performance art which speak with eloquence and compassion for society's victims of indifference, racism, and intolerance," (October, 1988). Papoleto's career as a poetry-facilitator working in the public schools spans over 30 years, during which time he has coordinated many successful 'Poetry/Creative Writing" workshops, impacting the lives of tens of thousands of young people. He has developed a unique workshop curriculum, which offers creative writing experiences for the youth, emphasizing poetic form and expression, while merging computer desktop publishing technology and techniques in the classroom.