AmeRican

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Poetry. In Tato Laviera's third collection, poems build on themes of ethnic exchange and the place of the borinqueno in that greater scheme. "This performance poet's voice resonates loud and clear through forceful rhythmic variations and a complete command of both Spanish and English"—Hispania. "AMERICAN is branching out, the striking of sympathetic chords with other cultural groups on the basis of expansive Puerto Rican sounds and rhythms...He seeks to stake a claim for Puerto Rican recognition before the whole ...

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Overview

Poetry. In Tato Laviera's third collection, poems build on themes of ethnic exchange and the place of the borinqueno in that greater scheme. "This performance poet's voice resonates loud and clear through forceful rhythmic variations and a complete command of both Spanish and English"—Hispania. "AMERICAN is branching out, the striking of sympathetic chords with other cultural groups on the basis of expansive Puerto Rican sounds and rhythms...He seeks to stake a claim for Puerto Rican recognition before the whole US society"—Journal of Ethnic Studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558853959
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 4/20/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 725,733
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

"Celebrating Life: The AmeRican Poet Tato Laviera" 5
Book 13
Intellectual 15
Boricua 16
Arab 18
Black 19
Chinese 20
Cuban 21
English 23
Greek 25
Irish 26
Italian 28
Jamaican 29
Japanese 30
Jewish 31
Russian 32
Spanish 33
Mundo-world 34
Cafe 39
Boyhood 40
Negrito 41
Abuelito 42
Jibaro 44
Ay bendito 45
De pueblo 46
Deporte 47
Pai 48
Three-way warning poem 49
Pana 50
Graffiters 51
Grafiteros 52
Nuyorican 53
Asimilao 54
Criollo story 55
Craqueao 57
Esquina dude 58
Coqueta 60
Enchula 61
M'ija 62
Brava 63
Boda 65
Puertorriquena 67
Chorna 68
Thinking 69
Talking 71
Praying 72
Dancing 74
Political 79
Commonwealth 80
Dictador 82
Revolutionary 84
Popular 86
Don luis munoz marin 87
Don luis a. ferre 88
Socialista 90
Mari bras 91
Licenciado don pedro albizu campos 92
AmeRican 94
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