Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on


Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Our Nuyorican Thing: The Birth of A Self-Made Identity

by Samuel Diaz Carrion 2Leaf Press
Pub Date:
Pbk 132 pages
AU$36.99 NZ$38.25
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
add to your cart
What is a "Nuyorican"? And what does it mean? Poet, writer and activist Samuel Diaz Carrion explores this question and more in OUR NUYORICAN THING, THE BIRTH OF A SELF-MADE IDENTITY. What started out as blog correspondence for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe's website (2001-2004), quickly turned into a cultural exchange about the Cafe and Puerto Rican culture. OUR NUYORICAN THING is a compendium of those blog entries and emails that also includes Diaz Carrion's poetry seen through the eyes of a "Puerto Rican Indiana Jones" who has quietly studied "the trade route of a new language . . . collecting poetry and stories as the artifacts of the day." This collection is riveting, informative and delightful, and will satisfy any reader with an appetite for cross-cultural discussions.
SAMUEL DIAZ CARRION (January 3, 1947 -- June 30, 2017) was a Puerto Rican poet and writer born in the South Bronx and raised in Puerto Rico. While working as a chemist, he participated in meetings that led to the founding of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New Rican Village and other venues. Over the years, he coordinated poetry and reading series, and managed theatrical events for Pedro Pietri and at the Cafe. Diaz also served as a coordinator for the Puerto Rican-based Bienal de la Poesía Puertoriquena and for La Muestra de la Bienal. He also served as director of Computer and Administrative Office Services (BxCAOS), which assisted small businesses and nonprofits in the arts and housing. OUR NUYORICAN THING was his first book.