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, […]Read more "Essential."
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 […]Read more "¡Finalista!"
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 […]Read more "Rye Playland"