Pedro Pietri


Born
in Ponce, Puerto Rico
March 21, 1944

Died
March 04, 2004

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From http://www.poets.org/

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 O
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Puerto Rican Obituary

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Pedro Pietri: Selected Poetry

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The Massess Are Asses =: La...

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Traffic Violations

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Illusions of a Revolving Door

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Out of order - Fuori servizio

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OUT OF ORDER, Fuori servizio

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More books by Pedro Pietri…
“These dreams
These empty dreams
from the make-believe bedrooms
their parents left them
are the after-effects
of television programs
about the ideal
white american family
with black maids
and latino janitors
who are well train
to make everyone
and their bill collectors
laugh at them
and the people they represent”
Pedro Pietri

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