POETRY FEATURE: GABRIEL RAMIREZ is a Afro-Latinx poet, activist, and teaching artist. Gabriel is a youth mentor at Urban Word NYC and has received fellowships from The Watering Hole, Willow Books and Callaloo. Gabriel has performed on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, United Nations, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theatre and other venues & universities around the nation. Gabriel was featured in Huffington Post, VIBE Magazine, Blavity, Upworthy, The Flama and at a TEDxYouth Conference. Gabriel has gone on to represent New York City at the National Poetry Slam festival on teams ranking top 10 in 2014 and 2015. You can find his work in various spaces, including Youtube, and in publications like The Volta, Jasper, VINYL and forthcoming in The Offing, African Voices and Afro-Latino Poetry Anthology (Arte Público Press 2016).
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