Bandana Republic A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates

ISBN-10: 1593761945

ISBN-13: 9781593761943

Edition: 2008

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Publication date: 5/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.20" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Louis Reyes Rivera is a key figure in the current spoken-word poetry scene. He is the author of several collections of poems. He lives in New York City.

We Are Born Into This
Super Tramp
Set Tripping
Initiation: Seven Immortals
Self-Made Man
The Night Gotti Died
king of ghettosphere
Racial Conflicts
Machine in Mo-Shuuun!
Riverside Outlaw
Catch You at the Crossroads
I didn't know
Shooting the Rabid Dog
Ethnic cleansing
These Hands
Esoteric Rhetoric
Partners to the End
Recess Time
I ran from, and to, home
Writing Inside Time
Dead Angels
Where the Luv At
The Pariah
Telling the Tale
Flexing for Turf
Absence of Choice
From Gangs of the Ghetto to Gangstas of the Inner City
Ghetto Nostalgia
Our Children Are Screaming
Todo Por Mi Familia: An interview with Chino Familia
With all due respect to Big Tookie
18th Street Showdown
Inner City Disease
What Blood Means
D.T.K. (Down to Kill)
Big Tommy, Little Tommy
The Darkest of Knights
Eloquent Hypocrisy
On the Count
I am what it is to be
As I lay in my lonely and cold bed
A Letter from the Inside
A Prayer from Hell
Where'd He Learn It From
The Cage!
Have You Seen the Sun
The Game
Excerpt: "Down for Revolution"
Mind Games
They gave me twelve years on the wake-up
I'm Just Waiting
Behind Prison Bars
Letter to My Son
Leaving Death Row
I Am/I Am Out
The Politics We See
Old Lines
Para Los Latinos y Federico Garcia Lorca
From the Gut
Introduction to Life
On the Lifestyle of Gang Culture
Gangbanging the American Way
Original Garvey (OG)
Kun Fieya Kun
The N Word!
Political Poetry
Gangs R Us
Brooklyn! Downed Town!
Break Your Chains
Fear of a Bandana Republic
Can You Tap Into the Mentality
What do R.B.G. Mean?
Born Identity
The Brothas Gunnin'
SinCity (For Springfield, MA)
Uhuru (a revolutionary carol)
Hard Love
Without Pretense
What are we having
Dangerously in Love
Dancin' at the Printz Grille
She's Just Modeling
Eyes Open Wide
Inside Out
The Dinner
Family Ties
Home Street Home
English Only Spoken Here!
In the Name of Love
Visiting Day at Elmwood
Ghetto Haikus
Degree of Separation (part 2)
Elegy: in hot pursuit
New Leaves Turning
What Is a Gang?
It Seems Like Yesterday
Diverse and Wild
The Process
On Some Freedom Shit
Michael Jackson's Actions
Patience of the Spider (An interview with Spider Loc)
Truth and Honesty
An Open Letter
Youth and Community
The thoughts of a man, the words of a Crip
To Whom It May Concern
On David
50 Clip Reincarnation
Simply Give
The Deal Is Done
America doesn't have a gang problem
We Shine
The Ghetto Manifesto
Code of Conduct
The Directive
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