Lord, Is This a Psalm?

Lord Is This a Psalm Poetry Latino Latina Studies Jack Agueros was born in East Harlem and has been a lifelong observer of and participant in New York s vibrant Puerto Rican community A former director of the Museo del B

  • Title: Lord, Is This a Psalm?
  • Author: Jack Agueros
  • ISBN: 9781931236058
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry, Latino Latina Studies Jack Agueros was born in East Harlem and has been a lifelong observer of and participant in New York s vibrant Puerto Rican community A former director of the Museo del Barrio, Agueros has also translated for the New York Public Theater and Sesame Street Like the title, each of these 65 brief psalms is addressed to God There must be a heaPoetry, Latino Latina Studies Jack Agueros was born in East Harlem and has been a lifelong observer of and participant in New York s vibrant Puerto Rican community A former director of the Museo del Barrio, Agueros has also translated for the New York Public Theater and Sesame Street Like the title, each of these 65 brief psalms is addressed to God There must be a heaven with subway trains that almost run on time for any poet with this kind of courage, integrity and humor, who once would have been damned as a heretic, and would have worn the accusation proudly Agueleros is one street philosopher who won t let the Lord off with a warning Martin Espada.

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    • Emilie says:

      I found Jack Agueros taped to a filing cabinet in a middle school classroom, scribbled on cheerfully as all things that are in the vicinity of adolescents are scribbled on eventually. The poem was "Psalm: The Heaven I Want": "d Lord, if you can do it, Heaven should have subways that run almost on time." It is an awesome poem. The volume is a great look at both New York City--where Agueros lived--and at the prayers of a man who sees God asI dunnoa landlord Agueros is both grateful to and often pr [...]

    • Melissa says:

      I admire Jack Agueros's straight-shooting, playful voice in these poems, but I can't deny that I prefer his Sonnets from the Puerto Rican, which combines his down-to-earth sensibility with a little more attention to language and music. But I like that poems like these are being published in a world of slight, frilly New Yorker-style verse. Also: library shoutout spotted in "Psalm for Unanswered Questions":Lord, when I diewill the library in heavenhave answers to these questions?Will there be a l [...]

    • Juana Peralta says:

      "Sonnet Substantially Like the Words of Fulano Rodriguez One Position Ahead of Me On the Unemployment Line" is probably one of my top ten favorite poems.This collection is pretty sweet.

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