Samuel Diaz Carrion is having his Launch Party for his recently released book, Our Nuyorican Thing, The Birth of a Self-Made Identity on Sunday, June 29th at 2:00-3:30PM at Taller Boricua in New York City. The event will be hosted by legendary Nuyorican poet, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez.
Poet, writer and activist Diaz Carrion explores the question, “What is a Nuyorican”? and more in OUR NUYORICAN THING. 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 include poetry and short prose through the eyes of Diaz Carrion, 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 a cultural appetite. OUR NUYORICAN THING’s introduction by Puerto Rican poet, performer, professor, and polemicist, Urayoán Noel.
Join Diaz Carrion this Sunday afternoon as he shares his prose and poetry as he enlightens us about the Nuyorican experience.
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