Puerto Rican Obituary

Puerto Rican Obituary Modern Reader Trade Paperback with pages size x Poetry The poems are drums And drums are the tools of magiciansPiertri is a very social poet There are no love poems here except that ever

  • Title: Puerto Rican Obituary
  • Author: Pedro Pietri
  • ISBN: 9780853453307
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Modern Reader Trade Paperback with 108 pages, size 8 x 5 1 2 Poetry The poems are drums And drums are the tools of magiciansPiertri is a very social poet There are no love poems here, except that every line breathes his love for his people And his focus is on the misery that his people are force to suffer in a dying, racist imperialist worldPietri s strengthModern Reader Trade Paperback with 108 pages, size 8 x 5 1 2 Poetry The poems are drums And drums are the tools of magiciansPiertri is a very social poet There are no love poems here, except that every line breathes his love for his people And his focus is on the misery that his people are force to suffer in a dying, racist imperialist worldPietri s strength is outragehis rage is carefully controlled, and the threatening for that reason Pietri, like David Henderson and Allen Ginsberg, effortlessly telescopes vast social problems inot effective image clusters The degradation of the oppressed has never been acidly funny Lorenzo Thomas, University Review.

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    About "Pedro Pietri"

    1. Pedro Pietri

      From poets Poet and playwright Pedro Pietri was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on March 21, 1944 Three years later, his family moved to Harlem He attended public schools in New York City and was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War from 1966 68.His publications include Illusions of a Revolving Door Plays 1992 , The Masses are Asses 1984 , Traffic Violations 1983 , Lost in the Museum of Natural History 1980 , Invisible Poetry 1979 , and Puerto Rican Obituary 1973.His work has also been included in anthologies such as The Prentice Hall Anthology of Latino Literature ed Eduardo del Rio, 2002 The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry ed Alan Kaufman, 2000 , The Latino Reader eds Harold Augenbraum and Margarite Fernandez Olmos, 1997 , Inventing a Word An Anthology of Twentieth Century Puerto Rican Poetry ed Julio Marzan, 1980 , and The United States of Poetry.His honors include several New York State Creative Arts in Public Service grants and a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts A resident of New York City and prominent Nuyorican poet, Pedro Pietri died on March 3, 2004.

    935 thoughts on “Puerto Rican Obituary”

    1. I love this poem. I can relate to every single sentence in it. I'm a proud spanglish speaking Nuyoricanout out to all in Ciales Puerto Rico, and East NY in Brooklyn.!!! Que viva la patria y que viva la revolucion!Puerto Rican OrbituaryThey workedThey were always on timeThey were never lateThey never spoke backwhen they were insultedThey workedThey never took days offthat were not on the calendarThey never went on strikewithout permissionThey workedten days a weekand were only paid for fiveThey w [...]



    2. The five-star average rating for this gives me pause and makes me feel kind of guilty. This book contains some of Pietri's best poetry, and it's fucking phenomenal, but it really, REALLY deserves to be heard. On paper, it sort of lacks the laconic ferocity of his delivery. Please try hard to track down recordings of these poems. I first heard them on a college station late at night, maybe two or three in the morning, driving through New York City from Vermont to PA. I had to pull over onto the s [...]





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