Our Nuyorican Thing

The Birth of A Self-Made Identity

Samuel Diaz Carrion

Our Nuyorican Thing

Samuel Diaz Carrion

Distributed for 2Leaf Press

With an Introduction by Urayoan Noel and Foreword by Claire Ultimo
132 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $16.99 ISBN: 9781940939070 Published May 2014
E-book $6.99 ISBN: 9781940939087 Published May 2014
What is a "Nuyorican"? And what does it mean? Poet, writer and activist Samuel Diaz Carrion explores this question and more in OUR NUYORICAN THING, THE BIRTH OF A SELF-MADE IDENTITY. What started out as blog correspondence for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s website (2001-2004), quickly turned into a cultural exchange about the Cafe and Puerto Rican culture. OUR NUYORICAN THING is a compendium of those blog entries and emails that also includes Diaz Carrion’s poetry seen through the eyes of a "Puerto Rican Indiana Jones" who has quietly studied "the trade route of a new language . . . collecting poetry and stories as the artifacts of the day." This collection is riveting, informative and delightful, and will satisfy any reader with an appetite for cross-cultural discussions.
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