Category Archives: Poetry

Puerto Rico no sale de mí…


Taken from a fictional account of Puerto Rican bolero singer Daniel Santos. “Salgo de Puerto Rico pero Puerto Rico no sale de mí. ¿Será otro síndrome del colonizado?…La canción de mi país me atrapa.” (“I left Puerto rico, but Puerto … Continue reading

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In what language do we remember?


In what language do we remember? Is it the language we use when we speak with friends and family in our everyday lives? Or does our choice of a language of memory involve a transposition, a translation in the literal … Continue reading

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My name is Raúl


Jaime Carrero (born on June 16, 1931 and passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013), was a quiet, sensitive writer raised in the United States and worked as an art professor at  the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. He was … Continue reading

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Poemas negros


Especie de García Lorca puertorriqueño, en sus “poemas negros” Luis Palés Matos nos ofrece una imagen de nuestros negros hispánicos que tanto han influenciado nuestra identidad latina, que nos han legado la salsa y que con sus ritmo de milonga y … Continue reading

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Un beso a Mayagüez


While working at the French National Library, I came across a document which immediately caught my attention. It’s so vintage now… i couldn’t help but share a poem I found inside. Puerto Rico Ilustrado. San Juan de Puerto Rico: Año … Continue reading

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