Emanuel Xavier is a super fierce pier queen and poet who effortlessly turns his experience into literary emissions of pride and passion.
And now, he writes me:
"I've been plagued by controversy over the use of the word 'spic' to promote a poetry event sponsored by El Museo del Barrio, even ... More >>
El Museo del Barrio, the East Harlem museum of Puerto Rican, Latin American and Caribbean cultures, has abandoned its attempt to defang the word "spic" by using it in the title of their current hispanic poetry series.
You may recall that the other night, I was all set to belt out a Michael Jackson medley at Hear Me Roar!, a benefit for the Sylvia Project, which helps LGBTQ youth.
So how did it go? Record contract? Death threats? Both? Well, people laughed all through the performance--but it was OK nonethe ... More >>