ILI Year 2 Alum Noel Quiñones for winning an Emmy for his contribution to El legado de la Poesía Puertorriqueña (Legacy of Puerto Rican Poetry)!
The short film on the power and legacy of Puerto Rican Poetry was created by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade and won the 65th Annual Emmy for Historical/Cultural Short Form Content.
“WE WON! I’M AN EMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST! Both projects I was nominated for documented Puerto Rican history. I’ve been writing and performing for 13 years, with every stereotypical or exploitative role / opportunity / pay day I turned down, I always followed my heart, joining projects grounded in community that contributed to the diaspora in a positive way. I got this news on my first night out in Santurce. I got this news after two months living in Puerto Rico. La diáspora tan fuerte. Nothing happens in a silo, thank you Louis Maldonado, Caridad De La Luz, and Antonio Fornaris. This isn’t the beginning, this is another milestone but it is the first award of many. I’m working on the books, the scripts, the shows, the movies that celebrate the Bronx and Puerto Rico as we speak. Pa’lante!”
– Noel Quiñones