Piri Thomas


Born
in New York, The United States
September 10, 1928

Died
October 17, 2011

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Piri Thomas (born Juan Pedro Tomas September 10, 1928 in Spanish Harlem in New York City) was a Puerto Rican-Cuban who was influential in the Nuyorican Movement as a writer and poet.


Average rating: 4.15 · 4,849 ratings · 384 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
Down These Mean Streets

4.16 avg rating — 4,278 ratings — published 1967 — 16 editions
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Amigo Brothers

3.63 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1978
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7 Long Times

3.94 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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Stories from El Barrio

3.74 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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Savior, Savior, Hold My Hand

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1972 — 2 editions
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Por Estas Calles Bravas #

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Boricuas: Influential Puert...

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4.37 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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Setenta Veces Siete: Reconc...

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“The cruelest prison of all is the prison of the mind.”
Piri Thomas

“Mira, I wanna tell you something. I ain't got time to tell you what I should've when I had time, but I dig you a whole lot." "Deeg you?" she asked, puzzled. I explained to her what it meant and told her that I would write it to her in Spanish and say it like it was.”
Piri Thomas, Down These Mean Streets
tags: love

“Drip of a drop,
Don't name it a tear,
It's hard to cry with tears,
harder without,
To smother a sob without a sound,
to bite your forefinger in helplessness,
and cry out

Hey! Where's the pill
I can take to cure this?
What's the doctor's name?
What operation can save me?”
Piri Thomas

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