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 Bunch, The 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.