Post Tagged with: "poetry"

Brooklyn Professor Translates Peruvian Poet’s Work

Brooklyn Professor Translates Peruvian Poet’s Work

Brooklyn, Culture, South American October 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Kings County Politics writes about a Brooklyn professor who has translated the poems of a late Peruvian poet whose work reflects the time he spent in the NYC area.

BreakBeat Poetry: Letting ‘the Local Live Universally’

BreakBeat Poetry: Letting ‘the Local Live Universally’

Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Video June 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

A new anthology gathers the work of the hip hop poets, some of whom offered their work at a recent reading.

Erik Maldonado, aka The Advocate of Wordz, performing at An Beal Bocht on Dec. 10 (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Advocate of Wordz: A Poet of the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Erik Maldonado, aka the Advocate of Wordz, promotes poetry in his native Bronx – performing, encouraging other poets, and inspiring youth to write, reports The Riverdale Press.

Rachida Madani's reading in New York was the first stop on her U.S. book tour for her poetry collection Tales of a Severed Head. (Photo by Antonia Massa)

Moroccan Poet Gives Reading in New York

Rachida Madani’s collection “Tales of a Severed Head” begins where One Thousand and One Nights left off.

Vijay Seshadri at a reading (Photo via News India Times)

Indian-American Brooklynite Wins Pulitzer for Poetry

Culture, In the News, South Asian April 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Vijay Seshadri won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poems, “3 Sections.” News India Times talks to the poet and professor about his multicultural background and how it influences his writing.

Dolores Prida

El Barrio Buries Dolores Prida, a Distinctive Latino Voice

Culture, In the News, Latino, Media February 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

The New York Latino community bid an emotional goodbye to Cuban journalist, poet and playwright Dolores Prida, who died on January 20, just hours after attending a 20th anniversary celebration of a Latina women’s group.

A still from the movie "Deaf Jam." (Photo courtesy of Gat PR, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Film Review: ‘Deaf Jam,’ a Window Into ASL Poetry Slam Scene

Culture, Video May 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

A new documentary follows a group of teenagers as they discover the vibrant New York City subculture of the deaf poetry scene, The Jewish Daily Forward reports in Allen Ellenzweig’s mostly positive review of the film, “Deaf Jam.”

Homesick Nepalis Gather Around Love Poetry

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Video February 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

In 2010, Binod Roka noticed his children trying to hide their Nepalese heritage in hopes of fitting in at school. To help them appreciate their roots, he co-founded a series of poetry readings, which have become gathering places for Queens’ Nepalese community.

Dr. Jorge Piña, founder of the Metapoesía Movement in the Dominican Republic.

Latino writers between a feather and a hard place

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino November 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Hispanic writers stress the need for local publishing houses that would publish and distribute the works of writers who write in Spanish, as well as media coverage and cultural spaces to present their work.