As one of the most compelling and explicit Nuyorican poets, writers and spoken word artists on the scene, Emanuel Xavier has served as a voice for the victimized, the cast away, the survivors and the thrivers. To his credit are publications including poetry collections Pier Queen, Americano, If Jesus Were Gay and novel Christ Like, the creation of the Glam Slam poetry slam, which combined traditional slam poetry with a ball culture theme thus further opening the door for writers of the LGBTQI community and contributions to Words to Comfort held at the New School after the 9/11 attacks and Spic Up! Speak Out! (later changed to Speak Up!) at El Museo del Barrio. He has also blessed us with his televised presence including two performances on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HB), In The Life on PBS and indy film The Ski Trip.
“Victim of Violence Speaks Out”
“I remember seeing them heading toward me as I walked alone on the street. I didn’t really have much of a choice. I would either…
Portrait of Emanuel Xavier
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