Down from the mountains men come, each with a rooster tucked under the arm, fighting cocks, some small and feisty, some huge enough to knock out with one blow. Their women follow, huge breasted many of them, like there’s hens … Continue reading John Grey: Haitian Cockfight, 1953
FotoKonbit is a non-profit organization which was created to empower Haitians to tell their own stories through photography. […] Inspired by the Creole word “konbit” which can be defined as the coming together of similar talents in an effort towards a … Continue reading Fotokonbit: Haitian stories through photographs
Born in Haiti, Rojmeck (Roland Mecklembourg) is a self-taught artist and self-made man. “I will describe my art the way I describe myself: a Primitive who lives in a modern, yet surreal world.” Roland Mecklembourg Girl Hiding from the World Acrylic on … Continue reading Rojmeck: Girl Hiding from the World
And they came to our rescue— they came, the World: too late. My grandmother sat amongst the ruins, holding that small, salvaged piece of tile from her house— the one and only house tile. Hundreds of tiles broken as the Americans … Continue reading Tile, by Enma Leyva
In the background, a girl wears a sunny yellow t-shirt with a sailboat inside a heart. I want to ask if she got the shirt at one of Virginia’s Annual Lake Festivals. Does she remember— The colorful tents up and … Continue reading Tammy L. Tillotson: The Picture of Haiti
Pascale Doxy is a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her passion for drawing started when she was a toddler. She was introduced to water color at the age of twelve. At seventeen, dissatisfied with the light tones of water color, Doxy … Continue reading Pascale Doxy: Art as Therapy
Lip Service is back for a night of POWER! You know the crazy power trip someone goes on when they get a fancy uniform? Or the power of society to make us do things in the name of beauty? Come … Continue reading Lip Service is back for a night of POWER!
To Accept, Dial 5 Now is “one of the best MicroPlays I have seen!,” writes director and writer Ika Santamaria, known for Equal Strength (2011), Flea Market Finish Line (2012) and Barranquilleros, Herederos de una Tradición (2008). “Amazing actors,” confirmed writer Maureen … Continue reading This Thursday: “One of the best MicroPlays I have seen!”
As a person with Colombian roots, I consider food very important. There are a variety of delicious foods in this Hispanic culture— ranging from arepas to bandeja paisa. Nonetheless, my absolute favorite food would have to be empanadas. Empanadas are … Continue reading Natalie Lux: Oh, my… Empanadas!
Throughout April, WLRN and O, Miami asked locals to write odes to their ZIP codes. A ZIP Ode is five lines, with the number of words in each line determined by the poet’s particular ZIP code. If a ZIP code … Continue reading MJ writes a ZIP Ode
To Accept, Dial 5 Now. In this eavesdropping snippet of a jailhouse call, Silas gages the status of his relationship with his girlfriend Jackie. To Accept, Dial 5 Now (written by M.J. Fievre and directed by Gladys Ramirez) is a story about … Continue reading Dial 5 NOW (because the reviews are in!)
Here is a stand, let us sit for a night or two or three in silence before we speak. I wish it were a copse of blue-flowering lignum, shedding petals that float like butterflies, or the ceibas under whose canopies … Continue reading Jeremy Paden: On this Fault, Let Us Write a Poem
“Oh, oh, O, Miami! I had a wonderful experience at Centro Cultural Español,” writes author Mahalia Solages. “Picture an open courtyard with little white lights swagging over lounge seating. A simple bar selling empanadas, pizza and beer from Spain, Estrella … Continue reading This Thursday, Dial 5 at the Centro Cultural Español
Tickets are on sale NOW for Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud Join us for a night of POWER co-produced by Aqua Foundation for Women Saturday, May 9, 8 p.m. Tix are $15 general, $30 preferred. Click here for tix: … Continue reading Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud