An Evening of Readings in Honor of the Reverend Pedro Pietri
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, NYC - 10029
t: 212.831.7272 f: 212.831.7927
Join us for an evening of readings celebrating the work of El Reverendo Pedro Pietri,
including readings of the *The Spanglish National Anthem*, the *Telephone Booth* poems,
and an audience-participation choral rendition of *The Puerto Rican Obituary*
Organized and hosted by poets Mariposa and Jesus Papoleto Meléndez, the evening
will feature performances and reminiscences by poets who worked closely with Pietri during
his lifetime, including Amina Baraka, Sandra Maria Esteves, Nancy Mercado,
REO (Rodrigo Ernie Ortiz) III and Louis Reyes Rivera.
(Sat), May 3 at 8pm
The Nuyorican Poets Café
Third Millennium Celebration
ALOUD AND ALIVE AT 35
Legends, pioneers and new millennium poets unite for one night only on The Town Hall stage as the Nuyorican Poets Café celebrates its 35th anniversary on May 3, 2008 at 8 pm.
Mistress and Master of Ceremonies: actress/producer, *Rosie Perez *and poet/singer/ comedian, *Flaco Navaja* with some of the leading voices in the spoken word movement, including* Carlos Andrés* *Gómez, Kirk Nugent, Sandra María Esteves, Mariposa, Willie Perdomo, Steve Coleman*, *Nancy Mercado*, California’s first Poet Laureate *Quincy Troupe,* the performance poet and playwright *Jesús Papoleto Meléndez *along with the multifaceted performer, known for her mesmerizing poetry and characterizations, *Caridad De La Luz*, a.k.a. La Bruja. With music by the Boricua Roots Music group, *Yerbabuena*.
Ticket Price: $40 & 35
Producer: The Town Hall “Not Just Jazz” series