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.

Recent poems appear in phati'tude, 580 Split, Eleven Eleven and Poets Responding to SB 1070, among others. 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), CantoMundo, IWL (Intergenerational Writers Lab) and VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) poetry fellow.

He now makes his home in Oakland with his wife, poeta Barbara Jane Reyes.

I remember randomly tuning into an episode of Fringe about three years ago in the middle of their second season and thinking, “What’s with this X-Files rip off and why the hell is Dawson’s Creek in it?”  It didn’t help that this particular episode involved quite the bit of time travel, paradoxical looping and, to add to the random, Peter Weller of Robocop fame.  It became a bit much and I tuned...

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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.”
Juan Felipe Herrera

Walt Whitman
“This is the city, and I am one of the citizens/Whatever interests the rest interests me”
Walt Whitman

Gustavo  Perez Firmat
“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.”
Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Chuck D
“Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps”
Chuck D

William Carlos Williams
“If it ain't a pleasure, it ain't a poem.”
William Carlos Williams

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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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