Willie Perdomo in the Boogie Down

On Saturday, 6/22, 6pm, One Book One Bronx and BX Writers welcomed Willie Perdomo to The Lit. Bar to celebrate the Bronx launch of his new book, The Crazy Bunch. The conversation was led by Bronx poet Paula Ramirez.

In his fourth collection, The Crazy Bunch, Perdomo returns to his beloved neighborhood to create a vivid, kaleidoscopic portrait of a “crew” coming of age in East Harlem at the beginning of the 1990s. In poems written in couplets, vignettes, sketches, riffs, and dialogue, Perdomo recreates a weekend where surviving members of the crew recall a series of tragic events: “That was the summer we all tried to fly. All but one of us succeeded.”

The Lit Bar, 131 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY

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