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The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon

by Willie Perdomo

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Published by Penguin Books in New York, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Music,
  • Amerikanisches Englisch,
  • Lyrik,
  • Poetry,
  • African American musicians

  • About the Edition

    Through dream song and elegy, alternate takes and tempos, prizewinning poet Willie Perdomo"s third collection crackles with vitality and dynamism as it imagines the life of a percussionist, rebuilding the landscape of his apprenticeship, love, diaspora, and death. At the beginning of his infernal journey, Shorty Bon Bon recalls his live studio recording with a classic 1970s descarga band, sharing his recollection with an unidentified poet. This opening section is followed by a call-and-response with his greatest love, a singer named Rose, and a visit to Puerto Rico that inhabits a surreal nationalistic dreamscape, before a final jam session where Shorty recognizes his end and a trio of voices seek to converge on his elegy.

    Edition Notes

    StatementWillie Perdomo
    SeriesPenguin poets
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3566.E691216 A6 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 64 pages ;
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26474140M
    ISBN 100143125230
    ISBN 109780143125235
    LC Control Number2013043007
    OCLC/WorldCa852238363

    Willie Perdomo is the author of Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award; Smoking Lovely (), winner of the PEN/Open Book Award; The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (), a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and The Crazy Bunch (forthcoming ). He has received fellowships . A World of Black Writers. Legacy Awards. Legacy Awards: Join Us; Book Submissions; Legacy Awards Photos.

    In the latest book by Perdomo (The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon), the “Crazy Bunch” refers to a rotating cast of characters from an East Harlem people who move through these. Willie Perdomo is the author of The Crazy Bunch (Penguin Books, ); The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Books, ); Smoking Lovely (Rattapallax, ), winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award; and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (W. W. Norton, ), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. His work has appeared in the .

    Willie Perdomo is a Puerto Rican poet and children's book author. He is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Poets, ), a National Book Critics Circle Awards finalist, Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (W. W. Norton & Company, a Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award finalist, ), Postcards of El Barrio (Isla Negra Press, Genre: Poetry. Willie Perdomo. likes. Willie Perdomo is a Puerto Rican poet and children's book author. He is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon.


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