Oscar Bermeo

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Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of four poetry chapbooks, most recently To the Break of Dawn.

He has been a featured writer at a variety of institutions including the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Kearny Street Workshop, Rikers Island Penitentiary, San Quentin Prison, UC Berkeley, UNC-Chapel Hill, NYU and many others.

Oscar is a BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own), IWL (Intergenerational Writers Lab) and VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) poetry fellow.

He lives in Oakland with his wife, poeta Barbara Jane Reyes.
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Navigating Poetics in Workshop and in Design

Yesterday I read alongside the writers of Kearny Street Workshop’s Navigating Poetics workshop.  It was advertised as six weeks of generative writing led by Truong Tran but turned out to be much more. I originally took the workshop because I have taken workshops with Truong before and knew him as a skilled facilitator who views […]
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Juan Felipe Herrera
“Your friends, and your associates, and the people around you, and the environment that you live in, and the speakers around you - the speakers around you - and the communicators around you, are the poetry makers.
If your mother tells you stories, she is a poetry maker.
If your father says stories, he is a poetry maker.
If your grandma tells you stories, she is a poetry maker.
And that’s who forms our poetics.”
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“This is the city, and I am one of the citizens/Whatever interests the rest interests me”
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“The fact that I
am writing to you
in English
already falsifies what I
wanted to tell you.
My subject:
how to explain to you
that I don't belong to English
though I belong nowhere else,
if not here
in English.”
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“Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps”
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message 1: by Tara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:44AM)

Tara Betts Oscar,
good to see you on myreads. I know it's been a good organizer for so much reading that I need to catch up on and just to peek in on what folks is readin. Talk to you soon, hon.


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