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review The Crazy Bunch Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ The Crazy Bunch Author Willie Perdomo – Helpyouantib.co.uk From a prize winning poet a new collection that chronicles a weekend in the life of a group of friends coming of age in East Harlem at the dawn of the hip hop era Willie Perdomo a native oFrom a prize winning poet a new collection that chronicles The Crazy PDFEPUB or a weekend in the life of a group of friends coming of age in East Harlem at the dawn of the hip hop era Willie Perdomo a native of East Harlem has won praise as a hip playful historica. I read this in the same week as ueenie and The Tradition I am so impressed by Perdomo's ability to write a novel in poetry form

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Lly engaged poet whose restlessly lyrical language mixes city life with a sense of the transcendent NPRorg 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. In this dense intense little book Perdomo weaves street talk and hiphop like jive in with extraordinarily sophisticated poetic language conveying the feel of being part of a tight young cohort routinely confronted with the choice of fight or fun There is so much slang here probably tied to a particular neighborhood at a particular era that much of this book is like a foreign language to me but the resonance and richness of the poetry is all the fascinatingWe all bond together in communities but I think that people of limited means and options stay in their communities longer and depend on each other Thus the names of vaguely understood characters that turn up over and over in these stories as dreams as poems Perdomo also plays and struggles through mock interviews with the Poetry Cops Consolidated Poetry Systems with the dual vision of reliving this youth and looking at it from the outside having clearly made it into the ranks of the intelligentsia I go uptown and try to find friends in the faces of strangers

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The Crazy BunchHarlem at the beginning of the s 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 succeede. I confess that I struggled a bit with this book I didn’t struggle due to the regular slang but actually appreciated reading poetry that wasn’t so polished with the precision read pretension of so much in the poetry genre So I liked it for its clarity and character but it simply wasn’t compelling enough to me to want and like many other poetry books are able to do A little bittersweet but glad to have read it