Song of the Simple Truth The Complete Poems

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ISBN-13: 9781880684245
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List price: $23.95
Publisher: Curbstone Press
Publication date: 11/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.090

From the Introduction One summery day in Puerto Rican East Harlem, I leaned on the sidewalk fence in front of the headquarters of the Association of Puerto Rican Postal Employees. The three story brick building on 109th Street near the corner of Lexington Avenue and its ample stoop were a favorite hang-out for our gang, the Senecas. Sometimes twelve or fifteen of us would sit all over the steps leading to the parlor floor entrance. The caretakers of the building were very tolerant of our congregating on their steps and did not normally chase us away. They knew us to be one of the peaceful gangs of East Harlem in those years when I was just a teen-ager--the 1950s. That particular day there was just myself and a man whose name I now forget--a street friend who frequently stopped to chat and tell us jokes. That day, standing in a hot sun, we were talking in the late afternoon. Suddenly, a group of four or five men came around the corner and with them there was a woman. The men were all ruddy and disheveled. They spoke and laughed loudly and you could see several pints of rum or wine among them. We assumed that they had just come from the liquor store on 110th Street and Lexington Avenue. In the midst of the five men there was a woman. A tall woman, as tall as the tallest man, and taller than several of them. As the animated band walked by, my friend straightened up and watched them intensely. When they had passed, he asked me, "Do you know who that woman was?" I said "no," expecting him to crack some joke. But he remained very serious and looking after the swaying chattering group said, "That was Julia de Burgos, Puerto Rico's most famous poet." I looked at him for signs that he was kidding, but he was dead serious. Then he looked at me and said "You have to be careful drinking." Then the conversation changed, and I forgot about Julia de Burgos until one day I was about to enter Central Park at the Pioneer's Gate on 110th Street, when I noticed off to the left of the lion-mouthed, horse-watering fountain, a group of men sitting and standing near one of the benches on Fifth Avenue outside the park. Sitting on the bench was Julia de Burgos. But I was too self conscious to stare, an

Jack Ruben Ag�eros was born on September 2, 1934 in East Harlem, New York. After graduating from high school, he spent four years in the Air Force. He graduated from Brooklyn College and received a master's degree in urban studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1970. He worked at a Lower East Side antipoverty program until 1977 and then as director of El Museo del Barrio. He later earned a living as a grant writer and wrote poetry. His first collection of poetry, Correspondence between the Stone Haulers, was published in 1991. His other works include Sonnets from the Puerto Rican and Lord, Is This a Psalm? He also translated the complete works of Julia de Burgos. He died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on May 4, 2014 at the age of 79.

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