Four Letters Down (I Come From)

Jose Vilson Jose

“Four Letters Down” (I Come From) by Jose Vilson (draft) But where I come from isn’t yours I come from disjointed alphabets, incongruent pronunciations of …

For Reasons Beyond Me

Jose Vilson Jose

“For Reasons Beyond Me” by me (first, and a very rough, draft) You’re not in my dreams anymore, Self-felicitating figment of  my imagination, Meet me …

A New Moon (My First Kiss)

Jose Vilson Jose

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared any work from the Acentos workshops on Sunday. I didn’t share this at the workshop because I …

Make You Whole

Jose Vilson Jose

“Make You Whole” by Jose Vilson © 2009 She gives him a look of absent fatalism Welds streams of release through her face’s fine crevices …

Sacrosanct

Jose Vilson Jose

Alas, the year is finally over for me. Today was my first official day off from school, and my feet, more than any other part …

Decimas For The Poet In You

Jose Vilson Jose

These poems were birthed from a poetry workshop Tara Betts did as the featured facilitator for the Acentos group. Some of the poems I’ve been …

She Will Be Loved

Jose Vilson Jose

It’s easy to sit here, Clasped hands Staring eyes, Inclement weather, Winds rustling our jackets every which way In front of a fluorescent building sometime …

Teacher Qualifications

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

Prepare to sacrifice 3/4ths of your day and your life to the world’s oldest profession Where the other fourth you’re wondering where the other 3/4ths …

No Evidence

Jose Vilson Jose

Pitch black shadows mixed with spots of artificial light The damp cement makes rubber tires woosh past us Umbrella clutched between me and my significant …

A Dreamer

Jose Vilson Jose

Be still, the living and breathing of the night Dark as the other side of one’s eyelid And reflective as when I close them Imagination …

Michelle, My Belle

Jose Vilson Jose

We stand at the precipice of history Feet on the one end grounded, cemented And on the other, afloat and steadily adaptable to change Our …

What You Know (Am I Not Human?)

Jose Vilson Jose

Hardships bypass you so easily You’re a bubble inhabitant A social vagabond A rank of immeasurable registry emanates from men in need of roofs Over …

Lady In My Life

Jose Vilson Jose

Breakneck speeds of immense change Imposing and important questions laid in the musty air Dark wavy strands of black strewn across a librarian / teacher …

A Message To Latinas, Remastered

Jose Vilson Jose

“A Message To Latinas, Remastered” She gets on stage, Powerful, omnipotent, nervous, fragile She stands behind the mic Calling for attention, That which is already …

The Key Master

Jose Vilson Jose

This will be that year The year of the grandiose theme song Providing the vibrations of an aura well suited for triumph It is here …

Howl: The Jose Vilson Version

Jose Vilson Jose

This was definitely one of my biggest projects I’d ever undertaken on this blog. If you’re unfamiliar with how this came about, refer to here. …

Howl If You Hear Me

Jose Vilson Jose

Allen Ginsberg is the man. As a resident Lower East Sider and poet, I’ve always heard of his stuff, and respected him on street cred …

Drawing The Line

Jose Vilson Jose

After the Immigration Protest today in Union Square (all the way to Federal Square), I finally decided to draw some lines where I needed to. …

Eco-Friendly My Rear

Jose Vilson Jose

Last night, my girl and I saw 88 Minutes, which I found to be a good enough movie to keep my attention. While watching the …

Thoughts Travel At Light Speed

Jose Vilson Jose

Today, I found myself in a whirlwind of activity, getting ready for the NCTM Conference in Salt Lake City, UT (math conference for my non-teacher …

Broken Wings

Jose Vilson

It’s a draft. I throw caution to the wind on this one, whatever that means …“Broken Wings” by Jose Vilson Grounded No lift while G_d …

On the 1st Day of Christmas …

Jose Vilson

I got a gift from my stepfather. It’s weird because frankly I don’t expect anything from him and never have, but indeed I have this …

Short Notes: Lo Que No Ves

Jose Vilson Short Notes

A few short notes: – What I’m Listening To: Zion, “Zun Da Da” Babyface, “Wonderful Tonight” (originally by Eric Clapton) Juan Luis Guerra, “El Niagra …

Student of the Month

Jose Vilson Education

I have this one girl in one of my classes who’s awesome. She’s one of the sharpest students I’ve ever had as far as math. …