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BRONX RIVER ANTHOLOGY: Poetry/ Poesía Justin colón-rabinowitz

BRONX RIVER ANTHOLOGY: Poetry/ Poesía

Justin colón-rabinowitz

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Welcome to the Bronx- the world famous borough of Salsa & Death. The home of the Yankees and Hip Hop, a hot bed of crime and violence, a strange, rugged, and enigmatic place filled with beautiful parks, ominous streets, and concrete labyrinths.MoreWelcome to the Bronx- the world famous borough of Salsa & Death. The home of the Yankees and Hip Hop, a hot bed of crime and violence, a strange, rugged, and enigmatic place filled with beautiful parks, ominous streets, and concrete labyrinths. Taking inspiration from the famous 20th century American poet Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology, novelist and poet Justin Colon-Rabinowitz has written close to 90 poems which reflect a colorful and varied spectrum of Bronx inhabitants- some of these individuals even speak to us from the grave! Within the pages of this exciting and moving anthology, we hear the voices of prostitutes, priests, pimps, boxers, children, poets, nurses, thugs, rappers, strippers, single mothers, war veterans, prisoners, repentant fathers, playboys, cooks, dishwashers, drug dealers, crooked cops, immigrants, and the author himself. Each person has a story to tell, una pena para contar, be it heartbreak, sickness, death, addiction, violence, or the loss of a loved one. This is a bilingual poetic anthology, written entirely by the author in English and Spanish. Read these compelling, gut-wrenching, visceral, violent, sensual, and authentic poems. Its a journey into the callejones, project houses, hospitals, prisons, cemeteries, and bodegas of the Bronx. Commiserate with these humble souls. Cry with them, laugh with them, lust with them, abhor them, and become infatuated with them. This anthology is a celebration of survival, el amor al cultivo de la palabra, urban injustice and mistreatment, the Puerto Rican diaspora, and much more...