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Jani Rose

Jani Rose is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, activist, curator, and educator. Born in El Barrio, raised in the Bronx, and educated in a Manhattan private school, she is a culturally diverse New Yorker. Her passion for poetry began when she was published at the age of 7. At 17, she attended workshops at The New School and began reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Though the next decade of her life was dedicated to raising her 4 sons; she continued writing, becoming a Board Member and Fellow of the Acentos Writers Workshops in 2010. Jani Rose's return to performance poetry in 2008, led to a relationship with Capicu Culture, where she is a Board Member, organizer, and blogger for Sofrito for Your Soul. In 2012 she launched the Sangre Viva Arts Alliance, unifying the large Latino network of activists in NYC. In the Spring of 2014, she co-founded La Sopa: Capicu School of Poetic Arts, hosted at Boricua College in Brooklyn, where she is a student and educator. Jani Rose is a multi-faceted professional who takes to the page and stage to express her love of the art of language and share the Nuyorican experience.