La Salita Café is Puerto Rico's latest Spoken Word, Poetry and Live Music Cafe where one can catch live performances from local artists! Our mission is to discover, showcase and be the platform for emerging local Puertorican talent from the Island. We strive to empower, foster and promote Puerto Rico's local artists and revive traditional music; defending our Taino culture every step of the way!
We inspire positive social conscience in a creative circle. Our values are Community, Dialogue and Culture. As a proud Boricua and advocate of the Puerto Rico Independent movement, we also want to validate and show our support to similar organizations and link them so that visitors can do the same by encouraging to give back to the community!
At La Salita Cafe, our mission statement is: “Because if we don’t defend our culture, we will lose it!”
Read the latest issue of Poetry magazine-- the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English speaking world-- or browse over 100 years of the magazine in the archive.
Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine began with the “Open Door”:
May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius! To this end the editors hope to keep free of entangling alliances with any single class or school. They desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.
April is National Poetry Month, and since I wrote a Five-Minute Film Fest on poetry in general a few years ago, I thought I'd focus on my favorite style of performance poetry: spoken word. When done well, spoken word has the ...
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine have awarded eight poets for their contributions to the magazine over the past year.
Dean Young has won the Levinson prize, a $500 award, for his poems “Handy Guide,” “Crash Test Dummies of an Imperfect God,” “Dear Bob,” “Spring Reign,” and “Peach Farm.” Linda Kunhardt took the Bess Hokin prize, a $1,000 award for her works “Indian Winter,” “Road Work,” “Clifton Webb,” “The Jingle,” and “More Juice Please.” Ange Mlinko won the $500 Frederick Bock prize for her poem “Cantata for Lynette Roberts.”
Eduardo Corral won the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood prize, a $5,000 award, for his poems “To the Angelbeast,” “To Robert Hayden,” and “In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes.” Peter Cole won the John Frederick Nims memorial prize for translation, a $500 prize, for his translation portfolio “The Poetry of Kabbalah.” Devin Johnston won the Friends of Literature prize in the amount of $500, for his poems “New Song,” and “A Close Shave.”
"London Poetry Systems came into this world when a few friends decided to put on a kind of club night mixing poetry, music and live visuals. We wanted to see poetry in a new context, one that made sense to us, that spoke of our generation."
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