June 2022 Newsletter: The Nuyorican Poets and How to “Get” Poetry

Hello friends, This month marked the ending of a pivotal and cherished chapter for me. I graduated from NYU (in three years not to brag). I saw Taylor Swift speak at Yankee Stadium (okay, now I’m bragging). As a lifelong Yankees fan, being at the Stadium made it extra cool. So here I go, entering … Continue reading June 2022 Newsletter: The Nuyorican Poets and How to “Get” Poetry

How to Learn a Language in 203 Easy Steps (What They Don’t Teach in School)

First, your dad won’t teach you, even though Spanish is his first language. You’ll hear him use it with his parents, your grandparents, who you can hardly communicate with. Your grandfather, who you call “Ito” because you won’t be able to say “abuelito,” will drive with you and your dad to all of your sports … Continue reading How to Learn a Language in 203 Easy Steps (What They Don’t Teach in School)