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Short Notes: 2Pac Will Never RIP, Lady GaGa, and Jamaica

September 13, 2009 Short Notes
Lady Gaga

A few notes: 2Pac is a freakin’ legend. He’ll never truly rest in peace. He’ll always live on in the hearts and minds of those who were even so much as touched by his music. There, I said it. RIP means nothing for a man like that. The Acentos Workshop was really good. Can I […]

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Make You Whole

July 21, 2009 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 Blood surfaces just below her epidermis Flushing away the transparencies of her tears and her emotions She’s flawless, Nicks and bruises all along her curvatures Willing to walk into whirlwinds […]

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June 29, 2009 Jose
Wine and Bread

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 of my body, have been thanking me for giving them some much needed rest. There are wars going on all across the world, dictatorships and coups reigning, unemployment reaching scary […]

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Decimas For The Poet In You

June 3, 2009 Jose
Shut Up and Put Up

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 sharing over the last couple of weeks have come from that workshop. These are obviously all drafts, but check the rhyme anyways: The first is dedicated to people who won’t […]

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I Was Never An Empty Cup (Consumer Beware)

May 27, 2009 Jose

Another poem inspired by that crazy Acentos workshop last Sunday I keep talking about. Comment as you please. I was never an empty cup. I was never a lifelong experience before. I was never a sniffle, a sneeze, or a trifle. I was never a drip, a snip, or a clip. I was never a […]

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But I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

May 25, 2009 Jose
Frida Kahlo's "Le Due Frida"

I walked into the Acentos Poetry Workshop at Hostos Community College, weary from a series of events including incurring a nasty virus and having to teach teachers how to affirm their voices in front of children (something I’m struggling with), but also resolved to make become the master of my metaphorical Starship Enterprise without getting […]

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