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Loose Joints: Poetry by Pedro Pietri

Loose Joints: Poetry by Pedro Pietri

A self-proclaimed “native New Yorker born in Ponce, Puerto Rico,” Pedro Pietri (1944 – 2004) was a leader of the Nuyorican Movement, a cultural and intellectual movement composed of Puerto Rican writers, artists, and poets living in the New York City area in the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. Pietri’s poems touch on a wide range of subjects, ranging from brief phone calls to extremely hallucinatory and imaginative scenes. His writing is wonderfully chaotic and significantly scatterbrained. The texts of the poems are included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Warning Pedro Pietri 2:23
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102
How Do Your Eggs Want You Pedro Pietri 3:15
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To Get Drunk You Have to Drink Pedro Pietri 2:24
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Telephone Booth Number 102 Pedro Pietri 0:33
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Telephone Booth Number 905 1/2 Pedro Pietri 0:44
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Telephone Booth Number 580 Pedro Pietri 0:27
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Telephone Booth Number 722 Pedro Pietri 0:26
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Telephone Booth Number 190 Pedro Pietri 0:26
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Puerto Rico Obituary Pedro Pietri 12:28
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Suicide Note from a Cockroach in a Low Income Housing Project Pedro Pietri 9:13
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Telephone Booth Number 23 Pedro Pietri 0:20
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Telephone Booth Number 535 Pedro Pietri 0:42
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Telephone Booth Number 801 Pedro Pietri 0:36
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The Last Game of the World Series Pedro Pietri 10:20
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1 a.m. At All Times (for Nancy) Pedro Pietri 1:42

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