LOVE IS HARD WORK : MEMORIAS DE LOISAIDA/POEMS

LOVE IS HARD WORK : MEMORIAS DE LOISAIDA/POEMS

By: Algarin, Miguel

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As the owner of the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Miguel Algarn is very near the heart of New York's performance poetry scene. He is also a fine writer , one whose work Ishmael Reed has called "powerful, moving, and exciting." In this collection, Algarn takes the reader through a vivid and often nigh tmarish dreamscape of New York, featuring Angels (including the old-fashion ed scary kind), dancing, music, and, sadly, HIV. Algarn's own struggle wit h the disease drives many of his most poignant lines, as in these from "HIV ": "The epiphany: I am unsafe, / you who want me / know that I who want you / harbor the bitter balm of defeat." Later in the same poem Algarn asks t wo horrified, lonely questions: "Can it be that I am the bearer of plagues? / Do I have to deny yearning for firm full flesh / so that I'll not kill w hat I love?" That the answer is obvious makes the questions that much more haunting.

Title: LOVE IS HARD WORK : MEMORIAS DE LOISAIDA/POEMS

Author Name: Algarin, Miguel

Categories: Plays & Poetry,

Edition: First

Publisher: Scribner: 1997

ISBN Number: 0684839997

ISBN Number 13: 9780684839998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000006752