Luis Garcia on “Missing” — In the Author’s Own Words
On June 10, 2017 | 1 Comments

When I got to prison in 2007, I didn’t have much to do but read and write. I wrote to friends to send me books. My friend Gaby sent me David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest and Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. By the end of the month, it was over: I would write…and read…and read…and write. […]

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Little Haiti Book Festival Looms Large
On May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the midst of all the Memorial Day hoopla, quietly in one of our most beautiful neighborhoods, one of Miami’s more intimate and beautiful events will occur: the Little Haiti Book Festival. Featuring a series of panels, exhibitions and family-friendly activities, the two-day event unquestionably will offer education, expression and culture right into our bustling […]

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Decò, ep.1– Chichi and the Stupendously Luxurious
On May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a condo off of West Ave., in the County of Miami-Dade, lived Decò, a young homegrown writer with an intense work ethic and—what was rumored by many — authentic talent. Only twenty-eight, Decò already held a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, a M.A. in Screenwriting, a PhD in Fiction, as well as a […]

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Decò, ep.2 – – Wyn-or-lose-wood, Moustache Rides, and DuPont
On May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Living in Wynwood was not easy for Decò. He resided on the ground floor for the first time since living in Miami, renting a small studio space in the back of an art gallery (The Montenegro-Duran-Rodriguez-De-la-Garcia-Suarez-Rosenberg Collection). Gone were the basic condo amenities that were supposed to come with the city, such as central air-conditioning, […]

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Decò, ep. 3–The Earl Society and a Critical Mass
On May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t long before Decò took on the lifestyle of the hipsters. He soon drank PBR instead of mojitos. He reluctantly traded his designer clothes at the local clothing exchange and his wardrobe transformed into something tighter and more plaid. There was money left and with it Decò bought a fixed gear bicycle. He even […]

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Decò, ep. 4 –The Sad Tale of the Queen of Allapattah
On May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

            Lying in a pool of his own blood, shirtless and alone, achy and sweaty, Decò obviously did not feel so hot. He could barely move. In his mouth he felt a few of his teeth missing and it wouldn’t be surprising to learn if he broke a bone or two. He had his thoughts […]

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Decò, ep. 5— Decò’s Rejection and an Immaculate Conception
On May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Decò stayed with the Queen of Allapattah for a period. Her mother nursed him back to health, slowly, feeding him plenty of ropa vieja and arroz y frijoles, and her grandmother three times a day would burn copious amounts of sage and frankincense in his area. The Queen of Allapattah and her children provided him […]

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Decò, ep. 6 — Lazaro and the Grape-Ape-Donkey Donk, bro
On May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

When the Queen of Allapattah told her cousin Lazaro to find Decò a job Lazaro reacted by simply saying: ‘bro.’ In fact Lazaro used the word ‘bro’ more than anyone in the history of the English language. It would be prudent to say that the word ‘bro’ was a mere colloquial term for the larger […]

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Chichi Disgustingly Tragic Story Jitney Books
Decò, ep. 7–Chichi’s Disgustingly Tragic Story
On May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Decò sat in the chair and watched as Chichi [shee-shee] strut the catwalk. Her hips swayed to base-heavy dubstep. Decò’s grilled-out jaw totally dropped for she looked every bit as beautiful as the last time he’d seen her. He also felt utter shock to see Chichi dancing the lunch shift at a strip club. How […]

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