Selected Bibliography of My Dissertation Research

Selected Bibliography of My Dissertation Research Topic: Diasporic Puerto Rican Poetry and Music through the lens of disaster, sovereignty and aesthetics via the field of Anthropology. Anderson, Benedict R. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, 1983. Agamben, Giorgio. End of the Poem: Studies in Poetics. Stanford: Stanford …

Shop Black and Brown for the Holidays

Happy Holidays. Below is a list of Black and Brown owned businesses recommended by myself and my friends. I will be adding more shops as people send me links. Feel free to comment your favorite! Artwork  ArtsbyMia (Artwork, Drums, Shamanic Items) http://www.artsbymia.com Catering Sweetaboos Cakery (Essex County NJ and ships!) …

Prepping for the field…

In a matter of days, I will be making my way to Belize to begin field work in my new sites. I am all nerves. I have like 50 things to do before I am ready to leave, including buying clothes, suitcases, and just being mentally prepared.  So many anxieties. …

To all the hims that I have ever loved

To all the hims that I have ever loved, I will always love you, Dark-skinned, Light-skinned, Purple lips and pink lips, Short and muscular, Tall with a dad bod, Buddhist, Santero, Nihilist, Sailor, Doorman, Karate Master, Linguist, Black, Mixed, Dominican, Native, Scorpion, Libra, Virgos, and Sagittarius, Earth, Water, Fire, Air, …

Letters to Self

I was told that the man of my dreams would never exist. A traveler. Smart. Dedicated. Loyal. Accepting of my flaws, the way I do not brush my hair. A smile, some half crooked teeth. It is easy to convince a girl, raised fatherless, turned single mother that I was …

May Day

A kiss upon my shoulder from your lips is greater poetry than I could ever write Soul mate, far away, starcrossed, flame of twins, sometimes almost everything Love blossoms in shadow, somewhere between a secret and a dare, Neruda’s oft love affair All Salt and no Topaz Unrequited recriprocated Seeded …