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The Crazy Bunch Bronx Launch
Hosted by One Book One Bronx and BX Writers

The Lit. Bar
131 Alexander Avenue Bronx, NY 10454
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM


Willie Perdomo is hitting The Lit. Bar stage for a reading and lively discussion with Bronx poet, Paula Ramirez.

In his fourth collection, The Crazy Bunch, Perdomo returns to his beloved neighborhood to create a vivid, kaleidoscopic portrait of a “crew” coming of age in East Harlem at the beginning of the 1990s. In poems written in couplets, vignettes, sketches, riffs, and dialogue, Perdomo recreates a weekend where surviving members of the crew recall a series of tragic events: “That was the summer we all tried to fly. All but one of us succeeded.”

Willie Perdomo is the author of The Crazy BunchThe Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the International Latino Book Award; Smoking Lovely, winner of the PEN Open Book Award, and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime, a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award.

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