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Survival Supervivencia

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"Don't believe the deadly game," Miguel Algarin warns the elderly black Puerto Rican sitting in a park in Old San Juan, "of Northern cities paved with gold and plenty/don't believe the fetching dream/of life improvement in New York/the only thing you'll find in Boston/is a soft leather shoe up your ass." In this affecting collection of poetry and prose, Nuyorican poet ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Arte Publico Press
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Feb 23, 2009 Oscar rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, poesia
Great retrospective on one of the most important voices in American Poetry. Algarín's ability to bring forth the immediacy of current events through his poetic soundscapes delivers an ouevre that celebrates the "newness" with an undying reverence for literary and oratory traditions.

His essays that help introduce both Nuyorican anthologies (Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Nuyorican Poetry: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Words and Feelings) should be required reading for anyone who
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