Posts Tagged ‘Frank Medina’

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – She’s Gone

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – She's Gone

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) CALIfornia Dreaming, while I’m in MIAmi napping MUSIC in my ear from the days of ARTISTS RAPPING.. Now KIDS, who never left their room… Claim that they’ve been TRAPPING And the STREETS ain’t been the same since they LET IT HAPPEN…


Uptown Poetry: Frank Medina – Can You Feel Me

Uptown Poetry: Frank Medina - Can You Feel Me


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Can You Feel Me

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Can You Feel Me

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC)


Vampires Have Been Spotted In Washington Heights…

Vampires Have Been Spotted In Washington Heights...

Vampires have invaded the hood. Well, sort of. Vampire in the Heights is a short film currently in pre-production written by Frank Medina and to be directed by Gato Luna. Currently Gato is working on 2 projects: 179th Street about the “crack era” of Washington heights in the 80’s, and a short film called Larry […]


Frankie Medina’s Book Sales Celebration @ Uptown Social In Pictures

Frankie Medina’s Book Sales Celebration @ Uptown Social In Pictures

Photography by Mike The Law (@MikeTh3Law)


8/27/2013: Frankie Medina’s Book Sales Celebration @ Uptown Social

8/27/2013: Frankie Medina's Book Sales Celebration @ Uptown Social

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Uptown Poetry: City, I Am

Uptown Poetry: City, I Am

By The Native I am buildings bridges tunnels highways traffic lights hip-hop rock cops crooks mayors movies hoods hi-rise low-income haves have nots


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – I am the Heights

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – I am the Heights

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) 10 4 84 A Star is born Presbyterian Hospital, ready for the impossible Dominican Mother and a Puerto Rican Dad Who made the decision at 17, few wish they had but for the love of their child, took the good with the bad


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Snakes In My Garden

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Snakes In My Garden

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) I got a problem… Too many snakes up in my garden Reaching for the fruits Of my labor I got to guard them…


Requiem For A Fallen Soldier

Requiem For A Fallen Soldier

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) I remember that first day in the 1st grade school boy uniform and a low fade… Just there chillin’ really not much to say and then you came like “Hey I’m Idi..want to play” and so it became like every single day 2 dudes from the block just trying to find […]


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Was It All Worth It?

 Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Was It All Worth It?

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) You always have a plan but life has another You grew up like family called each other brother Mothers went to high school together got pregnant the same summer Dreaming and scheming were your bread and butter But your lives changed you chose one path he didn’t choose the same you […]


Uptown Poetry: Do You Ever Cry For No Reason?

Uptown Poetry: Do You Ever Cry For No Reason?

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) Photography by Wallace Flores (@opus1ny) Do you ever cry for no reason? The only time I have cried.. is for no reason or maybe tears… are from the pain deep within… that precedes them alone against a legion waiting to delete him and all of his achievements or maybe it’s tears […]


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Little Man

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Little Man

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) I hope I’m always there for you to love you right and care for you and even though you aren’t mine In my heart you always shine Me and your mom had are time.. it was good while it lasted but wasn’t meant for me so I had to decide and […]


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – If I Can Turn Back Time…

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – If I Can Turn Back Time...

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) If I can turn back time.. leave a message in my mind I’ll let myself know… pretty soon things will be fine…


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Best of Me

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) Alone in the room waiting for that moment looking into your eyes knowing I can own it that piece of your heart ready for atonement ready for my love ready for your soul mate We’ve been through it all carried when I fall seen me through […]


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – Endure the Pain

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems - Endure the Pain

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Patience is a virtue, but in waiting for it to work I’m hoping I don’t hurt you Cause you don’t realize there’s traitors in your circle and if you don’t identify em then somebody’s gonna burn you I’m praying I can turn you into the […]


Uptown Poetry: What You Could Have Won

Uptown Poetry: What You Could Have Won

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) What can I say? Patience is the key to longevity But what happened the last time Someone got the best of me Are you prepared to see the worst of me? And it hurts to see a broken heart But it hurts more not to give […]


Uptown Poetry: Uptown

Uptown Poetry: Uptown

BY Frankie Reese (@WonderFrankie ) The following is a tale of two cities A Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde of a town The glitz and glamour, the nitty gritty This is how my Uptown Gets down And I’m sure you’ve heard of us Maybe even seen it But believe me When I tell you, Whatever view […]


Notes To Self Book Party @ Apt 78 On Wednesday January 18th

The book signing will begin at 8 pm. Click here for our Q&A with the author of Notes to Self, Frank Medina. We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Q&A With Frank Medina: Author of Notes to Self

Q&A With Frank Medina: Author of Notes to Self

Q. First of all, congratulations on the book. What is the book about? A. Thanks! And much LOVE to you and the UC! Nice to see someone capture all the inspiring things going on Uptown. The book is called “Notes to Self: Vol. 1 Love, Reflection, and Them.” And it’s sort of…I guess you can […]


Pics From the WHIN Arts Showcase @ Word Up Books

Pics From the WHIN Arts Showcase @ Word Up Books

Photography Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy)

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