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The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon free pdf New work from a poet of "lyrical intelligence, ferocious wit, and searching humanity" (Junot Diaz)
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.

About Willie Perdomo

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, and "Smoking Lovely, " a winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award. His collection The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon is a National Book Critics Circle 2014 Finalist for Poetry. His poems have appeared in the "New York Times Magazine," "Bomb," and other publications. He is an Instructor of English at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Author : Willie Perdomo
Publisher : Penguin Books
Data Published : 25 March 2014
ISBN : 0143125230
EAN : 9780143125235
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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