New Book: Spic Chic, The Adventures of the Last Nuyorican

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Spic Chic: The Adventures of the Last Nuyorican (2009) is a book of poetry by musician, writer, and former news reporter/producer Luis Chaluisan. Clem Richardson of the NY Daily News describes Chaluisan’s work as “old- school, often as literate as it is lyrical, stuffed with images drawn from New York City life.” David Henderson sees this text as “strong stuff, right in the Nuyorican tradition. Poems and then stories back into poems that are often emotionally moving. A self exploration in a non-chronological history consistent in language and point of view, it is clearly a highly personalized work that is successful in the Nuyorican free-style genre and successful in the broader sense as well.”

Chaluisan (aka El Extreme), who is also the founder and director of the New Edge Theater, has been named Artist in Residence at the Brownsville Heritage House. Located at 581 Mother Gaston Blvd, Brooklyn, NY, the Heritage House functions as a library/museum and is home to a variety of books and historical photographs produced by prominent African-Americans.

A PDF of the text can be found on http://www.newedgecabaret.com/

For a review by Charlie Vázquez, see http://www.ambiente.us/09509SpicChic.html

To see the author in performance, see http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/video/video.php?v=242966620550

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