LRDB | Author of the Month | Magdalena Gómez

Shameless Woman is the long-awaited collection of Bronx born, legendary poet, Magdalena Gómez. As an early and influential member of the Nuyorican Literary Movement, she is cited in the recent book by poet and scholar, Urayoán Noel, In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam. “Magdalena Gómez, a poet, performer and playwright whose work has served as a bridge between the founding Nuyorican poets and a new generation informed by slam and def poetry.” From the back cover: “A provocative, challenging and ultimately uplifting memoir in poems to be read aloud or in silence, performed on stage or […]

LRDB | Author of the Month | April 2013

SHARE THE “EDUCATIONAL PLEDGE” DURING POETRY MONTH Changing the mindset to eliminate the problem in our communities Posted by: East Harlem Journal Published March 27, 2013, By Alberto O. Cappas Please take the time to share the Educational Pledge with your schools and community groups during April Poetry Month. Encourage your child or students to read the Pledge and learn to appreciate the message of Values and Standards found in the words of the Educational Pledge:  “Self-Development / Character Building / Critical Thinking” A Tool and a Cure for Ignorance: THE EDUCATIONAL PLEDGE Changing the mindset to eliminate the problem in […]

EVENT | MEET THE AUTHOR | Breaking Ground

  Center for Puerto Rican Studies Hunter College Presents Meet the Author Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012/  Abriendo caminos: antología de escritoras puertorriqueñas en Nueva York 1980-2012 Presenter  Myrna Nieves Commentator Edna Acosta-Belén Guest Poets Stephanie Agosto, Maritza Arrastía, Sheila Candelario, Sandra María Esteves, Mariposa María T Fernández, Nancy Mercado, Madeline Millán, Marina Ortiz, Carmen Valle, Anita Vélez Mitchell Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6-8 pm Hunter College 68th Street &Lexington Avenue Faculty Dining Room, West Building, 8th Floor