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The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon: Poems (Penguin Poets)

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780143125235
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 64
Publication Date: 3/25/2014
Size: 8.62" l x 5.49" w x 0.30"
Series: N/A

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.

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