Free from the Peine

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Free from the PeineMy motherA Taino queen from Puerto RicoWith the fairest skin andSilky jet black hair that flowslike a raven through the skyHer fingers able to caress every strandwith a simple stroke andevery piece falls backexactly as it once waswithout any evidenceLittle did she did she knowshe would birth a young Latinx queenwith a [….]

You are probably a Crackhead

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“Are You a Crackhead?” If you are presently in the dating pool or are a serial-monogamist, you might be a crackhead. Before I explain, let’s consider the first lines of these classic novels.  “When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” Metamorphosis [….]

Fernandito y La Verguenza

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1. Lo Sagrado y La Vergüenza 2. La canción «Compañera» de Fernandito Villalona siempre me ha encantado por lo obvio; la voz del Mayimbe, la composición y las letras. La voz y la composición funcionan como el sol alumbrando las palabras. Y las palabras, bajo la luz, se oyen claramente haciendo sombras ambiguas. La canción «Compañera» [….]

Thank You Letter To Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

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Dear Prisca, For the past few days, restlessness has overcome me and I now know that it is time for me to start spilling; I can no longer balance this hurt in my body. Your writing has helped me shift into a phase of healing that brought a certainty that I would be back. I [….]

Motorcyle Rides

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Motorcycle Rides Cheers to the greatest love story never toldThe Gringa and RubirosaThe Nuyorquina and her CampesinoThe spark that would exist between ‘el cruze’ and the Southside of BrooklynIt was disaster and perfection all at the same timeJust like, summa’ sweat on a Christmas nightWith the smell of Brugal Extra Viejo, sex and cheap cologneOld [….]

Should you pursue an MFA?

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What is an MFA in writing? An MFA is an abbreviation for Master of Fine Arts, a graduate-level degree that focuses on creative studies. There are several types of MFA degrees, including creative writing, art, drama, and photography. A Masters of Fina Arts (MFA) is a graduate degree that typically requires two to three years [….]

#37 Free Online Writing Courses

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There are many free online writing courses and resources available to fine tune your writing skills and share your stories with the world. The following list of courses have all been created by top Universities and are available to take online, at your own pace, completely for free! Find the ones that are relevant to you and start brushing up on your writing skills today.

Promoting Before and after self-publishing

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Many of you have asked how to market and promote your book prior to and after self publishing. Below are some suggestions that have worked for our authors. Before Set up an Author central https://authorcentral.amazon.com/ Set up ore order via Amazon http://ericvanderhope.com/how-to-set-up-pre-orders-on-amazon-for-print-books/ Create a raffle to give away free copies Create a spreadsheet to record [….]

Liberatory Afro-Latinidad: a Q and A experiment

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot more time than usual to think and rant away. One of the conversations that I keep having with my closest friends, many of whom happen to Afro-Latinx, goes something like this: Me: You ready?! Friends: We ready!! Me: For black liberation, land ownership, collective farming and [….]

Dembow

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Hoy en día ya no esperan que las niñas crezcan y que se hagan mujer. Hoy le dicen, “Que lo que mami? Tu estas ratata” Y ellas que no conocen la admiración de un padre Se guillan del tipo en la esquina Quien promete dárselo to’ Mientras su Mamá con el bodeguero se la pasa [….]