The Creator

Melissa Emalia Medina

was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and raised in Spanish Harlem during the 1970s and 80s. She received a National Writer’s Award at the age of 9 and has been a lover of the written word since she could write.

Aware that there were no books that she could culturally relate to as a child, Emalia decided to write her own version of animal domestication in the backdrop of her beloved Island; Boriken, and her cherished ancestry of the Taino people. How wildcats and wolves became cats and dogs is a children’s book written in poetic form. The main character, Sani (The Old One) takes the reader on a poetic adventure that leads to life-long friendships.

Emalia has performed some of her poetic pieces at the Nuyorican Poets Café and The National Black Theater. She is described as a low-key poet with a lot of real-life personal experiences to share. Her words tend to hit deep, sometimes painful but always honest.

“I would leave letters around the house as a child expressing my feelings each time I was angered or hurt.  My timid voice never felt heard. But when my words hit paper, I roared.” `Emalia

“I thank you for trusting the space.”

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Emalia’s Children’s Book

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Follow Sani on a poetic adventure as he gains the trust of a mischievous wolf, and a hungry wildcat who trusts no one.

This quest for friendship has led to the everlasting bond between humans, cats, and dogs.

John “Chance” Acevedo


John "Chance" Acevedo has been reciting and hosting events for over two decades. As the eldest of three children, he receives inspiration from everyday life situations and most commonly uses a blend of comedy and drama to reflect his real-life experience. Chance has become a recognized feature performer in many poetry venues and universities. He has been known for hosting some of NYC’s most popular open mics. Chance hosted The First Annual New York Hip-Hop Dance Convention at Sony Studios. He currently co-curates and hosts virtual poetry open mics with The Dumping Grounds and Put it In Da Chat. Chance has been published in Raul Maldonado`s  “The Company We Keep”, “The BX Files Contemporary Poetry from the Bronx” and “Me No  Habla With Acento” just to name a few. Since moving to Homestead, Florida, Chance has mentored youth poets for The Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, Piano Slam. where his mentees have one 1st place two consecutive years.  As an educator he is an employability coach for young adults living with autism. Chance is a founding member of the all Latino poetry troupe "El Grito de Poetas", a collective of diverse Latino and Latina poets dedicated to the craft and performance of modern poetry. Chance is also a board member for Latinos NYC. Chance`s confident stage presence makes him a performer to watch.

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Chance’s Book

Sketches of my writes

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Rosalynn Diaz


is a Puerto-Rican poet raised in the Bronx. She’s passionate about law, social justice and helping people. By profession, she aims her advocacy efforts toward reunifying “broken” families. However, her passions influence her career and her poetry alike.

To purchase Rosalynn’s book,

Lady Lotus

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