RED SUGARCANE PRESS is an independent press dedicated to publishing and documenting the rich culture and history of the Puerto Rican, Latino/Latina and African Diasporas in the Americas. We present well-known and emerging artists whose works break new ground, entertain and inspire. Their works are grounded in the journey of indigenous and African peoples in the Americas who from enslavement to the present have triumphed through the courage and tenacity of many generations. RED SUGARCANE PRESS promotes the sharing of ideas toward shaping a more humane world.



JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA is best known for his poetry and commentary about the Puerto Rican and Latino experience and is one of the poets associated with the early years of the Neorican literary movement and the Nuyorican Poets Café in the United States.

MAGDALENA GOMEZ  is an award-winning performance poet, playwright and theater director.  She is co-founder of Teatro V!da and founder of the Ferocious Women’s Group among others.  Her work has been widely performed and anthologized.

CARMEN RIVERA is an OBIE award-winning playwright whose works are widely presented across the United States, Latin America and Europe. Among them are La Gringa and Celia: The Life And Music Of Celia Cruz, co-written with Candido Tirado.

FELIX ROJAS is a writer, director and producer who has written several plays and a feature film presented at venues throughout New York.  He is the Executive Artistic Director of a theater company called Reel Players and Poet’s Club.




International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)


The United Nation proclaims the International Decade for People of African Descent, commencing

on January 1, 2015 and ending on December 31 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition,

justice and development”.

In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent.

"We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education."

— United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña

Librería ICP San Juan


Este próximo 5 de noviembre a las 7 pm en la Librería del ICP,

ven a escuchar y conversar con el poeta puertorriqueño radicado en Nueva York, José Ángel Figueroa. Hará lectura de sus más recientes trabajos y conversará sobre la poesía boricua en Nueva York y la diáspora. Te esperamos.


Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 pm.

Jose Angel Figueroa will be reading from his recent

work and discussing the poetry of the Puerto Rican



We are proud to announce that GROWING UP GONZALES by Felix Rojas is now available on Red Sugarcane Press and Amazon.


GROWING UP GONZALES is a one-man show, a comedy with drama in two acts.  It is the story of Cisco and Johnny Gonzales.  Cisco Gonzales has passed away, and Johnny, while cleaning out his deceased brother’s apartment, finds Cisco's memoirs.   Johnny dives head first into Cisco’s offbeat world and discovers a brother he never really knew.


"La caída de Trujillo" by playwright Carmen Rivera opens a window to the complex psyche of Rafael Trujillo Molina, the controversial ruler of the Dominican Republic who terrorized the country for more than 30 years.


Limited engagement from October 16, 2014 to November 2

Teatro Círculo at 64 East 4th Street in Manhattan.

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