Sunday, March 4, 2012

Louis Reyes Rivera (1945 - 2012): Inside the River of Poetry

Poet and essayist Louis Reyes Rivera, known as the Janitor of History, author of Scattered Scripture and other volumes of poetry as well as editor and co-editor of several anthologies, died on Saturday. Considered a crucial link between the Latino and African American cultures, his influence as a writer and a teacher spanned many generations. In his honor, we reproduce one his most famous essays and a video of his own rendition of "Bullet Cry", his homage-poem to Malcom X ... read more

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