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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Jessica Hagedorn and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Jessica Hagedorn and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman. Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by TWO poets: Jessica Hagedorn at her poem "Latin Music in New York" and INSCRIBED by Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51208
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Thulani Davis, Victor Hernadez Cruz, Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69721
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  • JULIET TAKES A BREATH. by Rivera, Gabby.
    Rivera, Gabby.
    JULIET TAKES A BREATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A coming of age, coming out, young adult novel. The first novel by a writer who "is a Bronx-born queer Puerto Rican babe on a mission to create the wildest, most fun stories ever. She's the first Latina to write for Marvel comics, penning the solo series AMERICA about America Chavez, a portal-punching queer Latina powerhouse." SIGNED and dated with a drawing of a small heart on the third leaf, where the word "palante" is defined. 204 pp plus a 6 pp Q and A with the author. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0593108178.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 78919
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  • SPIDERTOWN. by Rodriguez, Abraham, Jr.
    Rodriguez, Abraham, Jr.
    SPIDERTOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel (second book) by this highly praised Bronx-born Puerto Rican author, the story of young kids in the Bronx caught up in the reckless but high-flying drug world as "runners." SIGNED on title page and dated in the year of publication. 323 pp. ISBN: 1-562828452.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72959
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  • ALMOST A WOMAN. by Santiago, Esmeralda.
    Santiago, Esmeralda.
    ALMOST A WOMAN.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999.). Highly praised Puerto Rican's writer tells the story of her emergence from the barrios of Brooklyn to the theaters of Manhattan. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70521X.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 56763
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  • THE TURKISH LOVER. by Santiago, Esmeralda.
    Santiago, Esmeralda.
    THE TURKISH LOVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Da Capo Press, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third in the series of memoirs by this Puerto Rican author, each of which recounts another step on her journey to independence. SIGNED on the title page. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-738208205.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67061
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  • Vega Yunque, Edgardo.
    NO MATTER HOW YOU PROMISE TO COOK OR PAY THE RENT YOU BLEW IT CAUZE BILL BAILEY AIN'T NEVER COMING HOME AGAIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - A massive sprawling novel - described on the cover as a 'symphonic novel' - covering 150 years of family history, by this Puerto Rican born, Brooklyn author. Vidamia Farrell, half Puerto Rican, half Irish, sets out in search of the father she never knew - once a gifted jazz pianist, he lost 2 fingers in Vietnam, and shut himself off from music, and is now living in Manhattan's East Village with his second family. A story about learning about yourself and about the complexities of roots - described as 'masterfully crafted and complex' by Ntozake Shange, and 'big, brave, boisterous and brawling' by Colum McCann, this is a great read. 640 pp.

    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 28587
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  • MURDER AT LA MARIMBA: A South Bronx Mystery. by Wolfe, Carson
    Wolfe, Carson
    MURDER AT LA MARIMBA: A South Bronx Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book (Carson Wolfe is a pseudonym for a NYC criminal lawyer). Combines courtroom drama with a witty Puerto Rican detecting couple - Maria and Carolito are the Nick and Nora Charles of the South Bronx. 156 pp. ISBN: 0-312-552858.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 53839
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