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Publisher Comments:

captures the hip-hop rhythms and in-your-face intensity of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a downtown Manhattan club where the hottest young poets are finding their fame. Willie Perdomo's poems, in the tradition of Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, and Ntozake Shange, meet at the intersection of the street and the academy. The world in these piercing and heartbreaking poems is Spanish Harlem, "where night turns to day without sleep," where "Puerto Rico stays on our minds when the fresh breeze of cafe con leche y pan con mantequilla comes through half-opened windows and under our doors," where "babies fall asleep to the bark of a German shepherd," where "Independence Day is celebrated everyday," where "the police come into your house without knocking. They throw us off rooftops and say we slipped. They shoot my father and say he was crazy. They put a bullet in my head and say they found me that way." Blending images of street life, drugs, and AIDS against hope and determination, Willie Perdomo is a cutting-edge bard who speaks to the soul of his generation.

Synopsis:

A first book of poems by one of the best new voices to emerge from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

About the Author

Willie Perdomo lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393313833
Author:
Perdomo, Willie
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Puerto Ricans
Subject:
Puerto Ricans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Poetry.
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Series Volume:
SP 06-95
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
21.08 x 15.24 x 0.76 mm 0.12 kg

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