Essential.

According to Rigoberto González and the LA Times: Angel Park is among the ESSENTIAL new books by Latinx poets! So TAKE THAT, LILY WHITE CANON! Many people seem to think that this country is one of binaries: Black|White Male|Female Us|Them I hate that. So should you.Lists like Rigoberto’s demonstrate that there is grey, and brown and red, and yellow, […]

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¡Finalista!

Last year, I handed Danez his Lammy finalist sticker at the LLF table in Minneapolis. This year, I placed that sticker on my own book! I know awards do not define greatness… but being recognized for something you work so hard at is simply beautiful. Growing up in the South Bronx, I didn’t think that […]

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Angel Park

My first book of poetry, ANGEL PARK, is out this week! I wrote a little bit about this in English Kills Review. Here is a little snippet: You see, once other people get their hands my book, it will belong to them. Yeah I know, that is the goal, but I spent so much time […]

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Rye Playland

Favorite Places In The World  – #RP002: Playland aka Rye Playland  aka Playland Amusement Park aka the Inner-city kid’s Disney. Rye, New York. (est. 1928).   I have so many fond memories of this place. Here are a shortlist of them: The #dragoncoaster!!!! My EPIC Reenactments (mostly in my head…MOSTLY) of Mariah Carey’s Fantasy video over and over. Think flirty […]

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