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Hey Yo! Yo Soy! 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry, A Bilingual Edition (Nuyorican World) Paperback – October 19, 2012
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"Finally, a body of work from the school of Nuyorican Poetry that calls us from the street while we're on the rooftop making faces at the stars . . . "
-- Willie Perdomo
PEN Beyond Margins Award-winning author of Smoking Lovely
"This volume of collected and lovingly translated poetry is long overdue. . . . Papo's cogent use of metaphor and penetrating insight elevates him to the ranks of the great poets of this era."
-- DeeDee Halleck
Founder Paper Tiger TV and co-founder Deep Dish Network
"jesús papoleto meléndez is a living spanglish lexicon. . . . a very necessary piece in the literary history of puerto ricans in new york."
Author of When The City Sleeps
"An operatic Mack the Knife screaming in defiance, held together by hope for a better tomorrow."
--Maria Teresa Fernandez (Mariposa)
About the Author
Jesus Papoleto Melendez (“Papo”) is a New York-born Puerto Rican award-winning poet most associated as one of the founders of the Nuyorican Movement. He is also a playwright, teacher and activist. Melendez is the recipient of the Louis Reyes Rivera Lifetime Achievement Award (2004); and a 2001 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. He currently resides in New York. Visit him online at www.papoleto.com.
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