New York: Monthly Review Press, 1973. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Original orange cloth boards, lettered in black on spine; dustjacket; 109pp. Slight toning to margins of text, still a sharp, Near Fine copy in a bright, unworn and unclipped dustwrapper with just a hint of dusting to lighter portions.
First published collection by this important Puerto Rican poet, including the title poem "Puerto Rican Obituary" - Pietri's best-known work, and something of an anthem for the Nuyorican Poetry movement. Pietri (1944-2004) was a co-founder, with Miguel Piñero and Miguel Algarín, of the Nuyorican Poets Café in 1973.