Published On: Thu, Feb 7th, 2008

Piri Thomas Live @ Capicu Poetry

Mi gente,

Join Us For One Of the Most Important Nights in Brooklyns History!
*Flyer coming soon*

A Second Night Has Been Added to Our “Love Your Culture” Event:
Featuring: Piri Thomas
Nuyorican Legend & Author of Down These Mean Streets!

When: Saturday, February 16th, 7PM-10PM
Where: Notice Lounge
198 Union Avenue (b/w Broadway & Montrose)
J Train to Lorimer, G Train to Broadway
Hosted By: Capicu Poetry
A Celebration Of The Black, Caribbean & Latino Urbanites of NYC
Many Special Guest Poets

Cover: $20,
$15 If You RSVP Through

A Little Info About the Nuyorican Legend, Piri Thomas:

Piri Thomas’ creative impact is not limited to the written word. As seen in the film EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET, Thomas’ poetry can take the form of storytelling, a spoken word performance, a musical “word song”
—or all of the above.

Since the 1967 publication of his breakthrough novel Down These Mean Streets, Thomas has dedicated himself to education and activism. His prose and poetry about struggle, survival and identity have continued to impact and inspire audiences around the world.

Thomas is also well-known as one of the pioneers of spoken word poetry, a form of poetry performance that has its roots in hip hop, performance art and the Beat poetry movement. By performing aloud, spoken word artists succeed in taking poetry out of the academia and onto the streets, breaking down barriers and making it accessible—both in its creation and its consumption—by the poor, the young and by other marginalized communities. Thomas mixes his spoken word poetry with Latin jazz, Caribbean music, salsa, rhythm and blues and gospel music.

Piri Thomas’ message of “unity among us” reinforces tenets of peace and social justices through prose, poetry and performance.

Buy Piri Thomas books, dvd’s and poetry downloads

Piri Thomas Live @ Capicu Poetry