With wrenching immediacy, Not4Prophet’s debut collection, LAST OF THE PO’RICANS Y OTROS AFRO-ARTIFACTS, provides an incredible verbal and musical profusion of poetry that reflects the cultural landscapes of the perpetual islands of Puerto Rico and New York City through the eyes of a Puerto Rican born in Ponce, living in El Barrio, Brooklyn and the Bronx. As he elaborates this “otherness,” which includes the hassles of poverty, racial pride and racial discord, Not4Prophet pays homage to the old school cats from the Nuyorican and Black Arts movements. Written in free verse and layered with cultural and historical references, LAST OF THE PO’RICANS breaks boundaries and challenges us with iconic imagery and word play that dares to speak of the unspeakable. With graphics by vagabond and an introduction by Tony Medina.
LAST OF THE PO'RICANS Y OTROS AFRO-ARTIFACTS on sale on November 25th, 2013.