Tag archive for ‘Piri Thomas’
By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Latino Quote Of The Day™ Piri Thomas

“The cruelest prison of all is the prison of the mind.”           – Piri Thomas (1928-2011). Afro-Puerto Rican/Cuban writer and poet. Author of the autobiography “Down These Mean More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, July 29th, 2012

The First Book I Ever Read… Down These Mean Streets.

Do you remember the first book that you ever read? I still do, the first book I read was “Down these mean streets” by Piri Thomas. You should have seen the look of marvel on my face as I spoke with the More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
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Upcoming NYC Event: An Homage to Piri Thomas

Saturday,February 18, 2012 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm El Teatro An Homage to Piri Thomas Admission: Free   Join us for a special presentation of SPEAK UP! in memory of Piri Thomas, author and poet who shed More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Urban Jibaro Reflects: Honor Your Elders…

I am a very fortunate man and I know this. I recognize the fact that not many have gotten the opportunity to witness and experience some of the the things I have. I have been taught values and work ethic by my grandmother, More...

By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Down These Mean Streets Author, Piri Thomas Passes Away.

Today is a very sad day as I got news that Piri Thomas, one of my personal heroes has passed away at the age of 83… I cannot even really process this all right now all I can say is that I met Piri at the More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Nuyorican Poets Cafe Founder To Be Honored By Capicu Poetry.

Miguel Algarin took the magic of what his friends created in his apartment and built a movement… the monument we know as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. This October, during Latino Heritage Month… the team More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Special Radio Capicu Tribute To Piri Thomas

As many of you may already know, Author Piri Thomas recently suffered a stroke and is currently doing well in recovery. We had an opportunity just before this happened to have him as a guest of the Capicu Poetry More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Sofrito News: Author Piri Thomas suffers stroke

We have just received news late last night that 79 year old author Piri Thomas suffered a stroke this past Tuesday in the state of California. We have just obtained an email from Piri’s wife Suzie updating More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, February 21st, 2008

History Has Been Made… Punto!

In honor of Black History Month and St. Valentines Day, Capicu Poetry has fused the themes of February to create the “Love Your History” weekend event. Our curator and co-founder Papo Swiggity created More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, February 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 More...