Piri ThomasI just learned that this film is about to be shown in Detroit:
Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri ThomasIt's a fine film. I saw it at a special showing by the filmmaker in New York, with Piri, who stayed to shake hands and chat. I hope you get to see it, too. Here's the mini-review I posted right after seeing it: 'Every Child is Born a Poet' - Piri Thomas
In his life and his work, acclaimed Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican poet Piri Thomas has used creative expression as a means to confront and overcome poverty, racism, violence and isolation. Author of the acclaimed autobiographical novel Down These Mean Streets, Thomas, through poetry, stories and performances, chronicles his journey from Spanish Harlem to prison to life as an author, educator and activist.
Sunday, April 11, 2004
Detroit Public Television