Photo: Where the spring ’15 class lives, visualized
First a few housekeeping things before we get to the assignment itself.
For Thursday 9/5, read Juan Flores’s “The Structuring of Puerto Rican Identity in the US”, from his book Divided Borders. The PDF is on the Readings page. (Password hint: what year is it?)
Also watch this Youtube video of poet Tato Laviera reading his classic poem AmeRican, which Flores references on the last page. (The audio quality isn’t great, so you’ll have to listen carefully.)
Also listen to Felipe Luciano read his poem “Jibaro, My Pretty Nigger”.
Things to think about while reading/ watching:
After that, read the interview with Pedro Pietri (PDF on the Readings page). Pietri is one of the key figures in the Nuyorican movement. Think about the following: