Acknowledgment: CrossBRONX


CrossBRONX
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Many thanks to editors Sonya Chung and Helen Dano for publishing “About B-Boys in the Boogie Down” and “In the City, you can’t help but think of God” in the inaugural edition of CrossBRONX.

Additional shout-out to Anthem Salgado for recording the audio clips that accompany the text to the poems. Thanks much, brother man.

New York Peeps: Tonight’s First Wednesdays Bronx Culture Trolley will be featuring readings of selected works by some of the first issue’s contributing writers. If you check it out, please let me know.

Welcome to CrossBRONX

Welcome to the inaugural issue of CrossBRONX, compiled and edited by the Bronx Writers Center’s 2008 Fellows Sonya Chung and Helen Dano. The task to create a new digital journal was an extraordinary accomplishment. But just as extraordinary are the poets, writers, and artists selected for the premiere edition. Each reflects the diversity of the Bronx as well as its future. The talent that comprises CrossBRONX is only a sample of what will be presented in future issues.

There’s a dramatic change in the Bronx -new artists, poets, critical thinkers, and cultural visionaries sharing their insights, hopes, and creative talents. I’m sure that this venture will continue the borough’s growth as an incubator for the new creative frontier.

CrossBRONX will be published three times a year, giving a variety of writers and visual artists the opportunity to share their work in a new media form.

Sincerely,
Bill Aguado
Executive Director
Bronx Council on the Arts

Author: Oscar Bermeo

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below, and To the Break of Dawn. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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