I can tell he knows exactly what kind of trouble I like. ...more
Tags: addiction, Alex Watson, Christopher Columbus, Columbus Day, dating, dominican, Dominican Republic, drug use, drugs, fathers, fathers and daughters, Heroin, rehab, relationships, Rumpus Original Fiction, short fiction, short stories, short story, stepmother
Angie Cruz discusses her newest novel, DOMINICANA.
Tags: 1964 World's Fair, 2001: A Space Odyssey, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, ana castillo, Angie Cruz, caribbean, Clarice Lispector, class inequality, coming of age, Cristina Garcia, Dawn Lundy Martin, domestic abuse, domestic violence, dominican, Dominican Republic, Dominicana, Dorothy Allison, dubliners, edwidge danticat, female friendship, friendship, gender inequality, gendered violence, Guayacanes, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, identity, immigrants, immigration, James Baldwin, James Joyce, Julia Alvarez, Kubrick, Latinx, Latinx literature, Let It Rain Coffee, Malcolm X, Marguerite Duras, mothers, mothers and daughters, New York City, NYC, pregnancy, quiara alegria hudes, Sandra Cisneros, Soledad, Terrance Hayes, The Lover, Toni Morrison, Vietnam War, Washington Heights
Yaffa S. Santos discusses her debut novel, A TASTE OF SAGE.
Tags: A Taste of Sage, chef, comfort eating, comfort food, cooking, COVID-19, cuisine, debut novel, depression, dominican, Dominican American, Dominican Republic, eating, food, genre writing, interracial dating, interracial relationships, Inwood, Latinx, Manhattan, Mental Health, mental illness, pandemic, recipes, representation, restaurant industry, Restaurants, romance novels, Sheena Daree Miller, Yaffa S. Santos
Ariel Francisco discusses his forthcoming second collection, A SINKING SHIP IS STILL A SHIP.
Tags: A Sinking Ship Is Still a Ship, All My Heroes Are Broke, Anthony Frame, Ariel Francisco, Astronautalis, Basho, bilingual, Bronx, Burrow Press, Campbell McGrath, Denise Duhamel, Dominican Republic, Emily Dickinson, florida, Florida International University, Frank Baez, Frank O'Hara, Guatemala, James Wright, José Nicolás Cabrera-Schneider, Julie Marie Wade, literary influences, new york, Po Chu-i, poetry, rejection, Spanish, sylvia plath, teaching, teaching writing, translation
Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi discusses her debut poetry collection, LOVE LETTER TO AN AFTERLIFE.
Tags: Black Lawrence Press, Cane, colonialism, Corregidora, Dominican Republic, Gayl Jones, Haiti, history, home, identity, Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi, Ines Rivera Prosdocimi, Jean Toomer, Joaquin Balaguer, Love Letter to an Afterlife, maroons, memory, multiplicity, Narcisazo Gonzalez, poetry, postcolonialism, Rion Amilcar Scott, Santo Domingo, Trujillo
The ocean is deep, unfathomably so. And one can stay on the surface or keep on plumbing the depths. ...more
Tags: Aimé Césaire, An Untamed State, Basquiat, colonialism, Dominican Republic, Earthquake, edwidge danticat, Francois Duvalier, Haiti, Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, immigration, Jean Bertrande Aristide, Junot Diaz, Katherine Dunham, Laurent Dubois, Maryse Conde, migration, photography, postcolonialism, Raoul Peck, refugees, Ronald Reagan, Roxane Gay, Sarah T., Sarah Trembath, Suze Baron, Ton Ton Macoute, Torch, Wyclef Jean
Naima Coster discusses her debut novel,
Halsey Street, getting pushback on her use of Spanish, and the importance of equity and inclusion in higher education. ...more
Tags: #metoo, absent mothers, academia, activism, Bed-Stuy, bilingual, Brooklyn, catapult, classism, Danny The Champion of the World, debut novel, Dominican Republic, Elizabeth Walters, fathers, fathers and daughters, first book, Fort Greene, gentrification, Halsey Street, Jesmyn Ward, Manhattan, Matilda, Morgan Parker, mothers, mothers and daughters, Naima Coster, New York Times, Porochista Khakpour, Racism, Roald Dahl, sexism, Spanish, teaching writing, The BFG
We are all punchlines. Projections of projections of projections. But whose joke is it? And where is the bill? ...more
Tags: all-inclusive resort, Asian American, David Foster Wallace, Dominican Republic, female friendship, Flannery O'Connor, Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Orientalism, Racism, Seattle, tourism, tourists, tropes, vacation
Global Voices introduces us to El Hombrecito, a music group that interweaves Dominican poetry and visual art into their performances, in a story written by Natali Herrera Pacheco and translated by Eleanor Weekes. El Hombrecito hopes to spark interest in the country’s literature by setting it against the backdrop of bachata, rock, or experimental music, […]
Garrard Conley, author of the new memoir
Boy Erased, discusses growing up in the deep South, mothers, writing for change, and political delusions. ...more
Tags: 9/11, American Association of Christian Counselors, american south, Arkansas, Bathroom Law, Boy Erased, brainwashing, childhood, Christian, Christianity, church, coming out, conversion therapy, Deep South, Deirdre Sugiuchi, Dominican Republic, Donald Trump, doubt, empathy, Escuela Caribe, faith, fathers, fathers and sons, Focus on the Family, Foucault, fundamentalist, fundamentalist christians, Garrard Conley, garth greenwell, gay, gay conversion, Georgia, Guantanamo, guilt, homophobia, homosexuality, Iraq War, John Paulk, John Smid, LGBT, LGBTQ, Love in Action, marriage equality, memoir, mind control, Mississippi, mothers, mothers and sons, North Carolina, parents, Politics, queer, religion, savannah, shame, stereotypes, taboo, therapy, trans, Uganda, What Belongs to You, Where Does a Mother Go to Resign?
I don’t think it ever fully sunk in for me that I even live in America. ...more
Tags: Ada Limon, american south, Angel Nafis, d'angelo, Dominican Republic, Elizabeth Acevedo, Great Migration, Haiti, Hamilton, hip-hop, In the Heights, Jesmyn Ward, Junot Diaz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Midwest, National Poetry Month, poetry, queer, queer writers of color, Racism, Safia Elhillo, Southern, The Artist’s Way, The Color Purple, The Conversation, The South, Their Eyes Were Watching God, zora neale hurston
Junot Díaz, whose literary portraits of his home country are by turns critical and sympathetic, has been deemed unpatriotic by the Dominican Republic’s consul in New York, Eduardo Selman. After campaigning in Washington for the rights of undocumented immigrants, the author was stripped of an order of merit award presented to him in 2009.
This is part of the mystery and sometimes frustration of doing collage—trying to remember where things came from. ...more
Tags: Alexander Gorshkov, baseball, Charlotte Perriand, collage, Cuba, Cut & Paste: 21st Century Collage, Dominican Republic, Famous Myths of the Golden Age, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Hannah Höch, Kevin Sampsell, Le Corbusier, Lyudmila Pakhomova, Miami, new york, paper trumpets, Piero Manzoni, Quisqueya Henríquez, Raoul Hausmann, Rorschach, women artists
“One in four Americans is employed to protect the rich.” Here’s an underreported story: Dominicans are coming to the aid of Haitians, despite a less-than-idyllic history between the two countries. VICE is taking a ton of heat for its treatment of Liberia in “The Vice Guide to Liberia.” A very cool looking architectural installation that […]