Hey Yo! Yo Soy!: 50 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry, A Bilingual Edition, Tenth Anniversary Book, Second Edition (Nuyorican World Series) (Paperback)

Hey Yo! Yo Soy!: 50 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry, A Bilingual Edition, Tenth Anniversary Book, Second Edition (Nuyorican World Series) By Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, Gabrielle David (Editor), Kevin E. Tobar Pesantez (Editor), Gabrielle David (Contributions by), Vagabond Beaumont (Contributions by), Adam Wier (Translated by), Carolina Fung Feng (Translated by), Sandra Mara Esteves (Introduction by), Jaime A. Estades (Introduction by), Samuel Diaz Carrion (Foreword by), Carmen M. Pietri-Diaz (Foreword by), Jamie “Shaggy” Flores (Afterword by) Cover Image

Hey Yo! Yo Soy!: 50 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry, A Bilingual Edition, Tenth Anniversary Book, Second Edition (Nuyorican World Series) (Paperback)

By Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, Gabrielle David (Editor), Kevin E. Tobar Pesantez (Editor), Gabrielle David (Contributions by), Vagabond Beaumont (Contributions by), Adam Wier (Translated by), Carolina Fung Feng (Translated by), Sandra Mara Esteves (Introduction by), Jaime A. Estades (Introduction by), Samuel Diaz Carrion (Foreword by), Carmen M. Pietri-Diaz (Foreword by), Jamie “Shaggy” Flores (Afterword by)

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A bilingual collection of three significant works by a founder of the Nuyorican Movement.
 
This second edition of Jesús Papoleto Meléndez’s Hey Yo! Yo Soy! celebrates the tenth anniversary of the collection’s original publication in 2012. With a title update that reflects the tenth anniversary, this expansive collection comprised of three previously published books—Long Shadows, Have You Seen Liberation, and Street Poetry & Other Poems—brings together stories about growing up Puerto Rican in New York City’s El Barrio. Meléndez, long considered one of the founders of the Nuyorican Movement, offers an approach to political, intellectual, and linguistic topics that remain poignant and relevant today.
 
This tenth-anniversary edition offers a special introduction by professor, activist, attorney, and sociologist Jaime A. Estades, who surveys Meléndez’s career in a sociological framework, offering a fresh perspective of his body of work. Meléndez discusses his Hey Yo! Yo Soy! and provides a historical survey of the Nuyorican landscape and its existence today.
 
Jesús Papoleto Meléndez (“Papo”) is a playwright, teacher, activist, and award-winning New York-born Puerto Rican poet. Meléndez is the recipient of the Louis Reyes Rivera Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2001 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in poetry. He currently lives in New York. 

Gabrielle David is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, photographer, digital designer, poet, and writer. David is the publisher of 2Leaf Press and serves as chair of the board of 2Leaf Press Inc. David is co-editor of What Does It Mean to be White in America? and Hey Yo! Yo Soy! 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry, editor of Branches of the Tree of Life, and author of two poetry chapbooks.

Kevin E. Tobar Pesántez served as poetry editor of 2Leaf Press. He currently is a leader of Bhakti Yoga and does outreach with yoga centers throughout the country. 

Gabrielle David is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, photographer, digital designer, poet, and writer. David is the publisher of 2Leaf Press and serves as chair of the board of 2Leaf Press Inc. David is co-editor of What Does It Mean to be White in America? and Hey Yo! Yo Soy! 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry, editor of Branches of the Tree of Life, and author of two poetry chapbooks.

Vagabond is an artist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker. He was a cofounder of the RICANSTRUCTION Netwerk, an artist collective in the vein of the Situationist International, that organized protests and created agitprop. His first narrative feature film, Machetero (2008), and his short films No Way Home (2014), Coney Island Dreaming (2016), and Sacred And Profane Faceless Jacks (2017) have received awards from festivals around the world. Vagabond is a contributing author to Last of thePo’Ricans y Otros Afro-Artifacts (2013), Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction From Social Justice Movements (2015), Black Lives Have Always Mattered (2017), and Hey Yo! Yo Soy! 2nd Edition (2023). He has also designed numerous book covers and produced book videos for 2Leaf Press.
 

Adam Wier, playwright, translator, editor, and a Fullstack Javascript developer, was the head translator of Hey Yo! Yo Soy! He earned a BA in Spanish-English Translation from Hunter College (CUNY), where he graduated summa cum laude and won a Fulbright Fellowship. He currently resides in Paris. 

Carolina Fung Feng, a translator and copyeditor specializing in Spanish translations, has worked on a number of 2Leaf Press titles, and is cotranslator of Hey Yo! Yo Soy! 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry. 
Product Details ISBN: 9781737446569
ISBN-10: 1737446561
Publisher: 2Leaf Press
Publication Date: June 5th, 2024
Pages: 500
Language: English
Series: Nuyorican World Series