Pietri, Pedro Juan, 1943-2004.

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Dubbed the "Sun Ra of Puerto Rican letters" and the "Poet Laureate of the Young Lords Party," Pedro Juan Pietri embodied the emerging sensibility of a generation of Puerto Ricans with one foot planted in the rhythms and culture of Puerto Rico and the other in the multicultural/ethnic urban ethos of New York City. Bridging the gap between the two islands, Pietri learned to negotiate the vicissitudes of cultural belonging, creating a hybrid sensibility that merged decidedly Puerto Rican elements with those found on the streets and barrios of New York City. A poet, playwright and performer of prolific talent, Pietri stands out as one of the premiere exemplars of a distinctly Nuyorican aesthetic and has become a seminal figure in both the history of Puerto Rican letters and that of the downtown poetry scene in New York. In addition, he helped found such key performance venues and organizations such as the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Latin Insomniacs Motorcycle Club (Without Motorcycles) Inc. and the Puerto Rican Embassy. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on March 21, 1943, Pietri died on March 3, 2004 at the age of 60.

From the description of Papers 1939-2004 ; bulk: 1970-2002. (Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos). WorldCat record id: 154335599

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New York (State)--New York
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Hispanic
Poetry
Theater--Hispanic
Arts
Puerto Rican poetry--20 century
Avant garde
Playwrights, Puerto Rican--20th century
Hispanics in New York (City)
Theater--Puerto Rican
Puerto Ricans--Culture
Authors, Puerto Rican--20th century
Puerto Rican drama--20 century
Poetry--Hispanic
Puerto Ricans in New York (City)
Vietnam Veterans
Puerto Ricans
Experimental theater
Theater
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